Car accidents are always a tragedy, typically involving damage to the vehicles involved and often to the surrounding property as well. In many cases, traffic around the scene is tied up for hours or longer, as police investigate and emergency crews work to make the area safe again. Of course, the worst traffic accidents are those in which injuries are suffered that lead to loss of life.
Great moms across the country do a lot, from developing their own successful careers to spending quality time with their children. Sometimes, however, a mom does something so extraordinary that it makes front page headlines and electrifies the nation in a tale of heroic bravery. This happened recently in a Connecticut car crash.
Automotive accidents often result in injuries to drivers, passengers and even to pedestrians. Sometimes, the extent of the injuries suffered by any particular person take a while to determine. Doctors may need to do multiple examinations and tests before conclusive diagnoses are made.
Any car accident is unfortunate, since it will at least be a fright and inconvenience to those involved. Of course, the worst ones are those in which there is not only damage to vehicles but injuries to individuals as well. If there is loss of life, the tragedy is compounded even more. That was the case in a recent car crash where an innocent toddler was killed.
With the advent of technology, its impact has been hugely felt in driver negligence. The state of Connecticut, with over two and a half million active drivers, has felt the repercussions.
A teenager died in a Connecticut vehicle accident that left two other young residents injured. Authorities report that the 18-year-old Bolton High School senior died in the one-car crash, which was reportedly caused by the 20-year-old driver. A 16-year-old passenger was also seriously injured in the car accident, according to initial reports.
An investigation is continuing into a Connecticut crash that left a school dean dead on March 25. Authorities say that sun glare may have contributed to the fatal car accident. An inspection has shown that the victim's 2000 Saab did not have any mechanical defects, and several other factors have also been ruled out.
Connecticut-based readers may have heard about this accident involving a New York City woman. According to the news, the District Attorney has now claimed that there was not enough evidence to prosecute the woman for the car crash, even though her vehicle struck cars, buildings, killed a child, and injured three people in Port Clyde, Maine.
Accidents happen, but striking a person with a vehicle - then backing up over him and leaving the scene - is incomprehensible. The victim in this case died, but the family may have finally gotten a bit of closure when the driver, a 32-year-old Connecticut man, received a sentence of five years in prison and another five years of probation.
Authorities recently charged a 21-year-old man in connection with an Aug.24 accident. He is charged with first and second-degree manslaughter, assault in the second degree and operating a motor vehicle under the influence. Additional charges filed are distracted driving, using his cell phone and driving left of center. Connecticut authorities say the man was on his cell phone and impaired at the time of the car crash.