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.
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.
A multi-car accident near the Connecticut border on Interstate 95 in Rye, has resulted in the death of two of the vehicle's drivers. The accident, which occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2015, appeared to be from inclement weather conditions that caused hazardous driving conditions in the area.
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.
The section of Route 6 that passes through the Columbia area in Connecticut can get very busy. Commuters and families can crowd the road during its busiest times. Because of this, it is critical for drivers to be aware of their surroundings. This holds especially true of paying attention to other vehicles, whether those vehicles are going the same direction or the opposite direction. Otherwise, a serious car accident can happen.
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.