A 22-year-old Glastonbury woman died in an automobile accident on Tuesday, May 26 just a few short days before her birthday. The young woman, who was headed eastbound just before 5 p.m. on Hebron Road (which is also known as Route 66) in her 2005 Nissan Altima. She was killed after an Access Transportation Dodge Caravan that was used for student transport crossed over into the opposite lane and moved directly into the path of the woman's vehicle.
A 44-year-old man from Stratford, Connecticut, is facing multiple charges in a hit and run that involved three other vehicles. The charges against the man include interfering with an officer, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, misuse of a marker plate, driving an uninsured motor vehicle, driving with a suspended license, following too close, evading responsibility and operating under the influence.
An 8-year-old boy was killed after being struck by two cars when they were involved in an accident on Burnside Avenue in East Hartford. The boy was walking home from a park on April 17 around 5:55 p.m. when he was hit. Although he was transported to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, he later died from his injuries on Friday, April 17.
Police believe that a female school bus driver who was transporting seven students to the Glastonbury East Hartford Elementary Magnet School was allegedly distracted from her duties as a bus driver when she accidentally rear-ended a Jeep that had stopped in front of her in Wethersfield. The woman has been cited for distracted driving and traveling too fast for conditions.
A 36-year-old East Hartford, Connecticut, man has been charged with first-degree manslaughter for his alleged involvement in a hit-and-run crash in Newington that killed a 51-year-old women from New Britain. Police state that the man turned himself in after he was identified as the alleged driver. The identification came while police were investigating a cockfighting ring in East Windsor in which 45 people were arrested.
The Newington Police Department continues to search for the driver of a maroon or dark red 1997 Ford F-150 pickup truck that was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident that occured on the night of February 27. The accident, which happened around 8 p.m. at the intersection of Robbins and Williard avenues, was reportedly responsible for the death of a 51-year-old woman from New Britian.
A two-car accident that occurred around 2:30 a.m. on February 14 is reportedly the cause of an almost six-hour road closure that happened on Interstate 91 in Connecticut on Saturday. The accident is said to be responsible for sending five people to the hospital.
On Dec. 4, a 51-year-old woman was killed in Bridgeport, Connecticut, after she lost control of her Subaru and crashed into a tree. The woman's 11-year-old son was also in the crash and is expected to recover from his injuries.
A new law was recently passed in Connecticut that is going to change the way that the state approaches those who are convicted for driving while under the influence of alcohol, with an overall goal of reducing accidents. Under this law, those offenders are going to have to use ignition interlock devices on their vehicles. The installation of such devices for first offenders is going to start sometime in the middle of 2015.
Collisions on roads can happen for any number of reasons. Sometimes, a car accident happens because one driver has a moment of not fully keeping their attention on the road and other cars around them. That seems to be the case when one car hit another Saturday morning.