Most car accidents are due to a variety of factors. While the behavior of drivers behind the wheel is often cited as a cause, the physical setting in which a crash occurs may play a role as well. For example, under some circumstances the design of a road may be to blame.
Many pedestrians and bicyclists are injured each year in Connecticut as a result of inattentive drivers or drivers who fail yield to the right of way. However, a new bill that will likely soon become law holds drivers who fail to use “reasonable care” responsible for accidents that that they cause.
Atticus bookstore has been a fixture in New Haven for many years. It is named after a patron of the arts in classical Rome to whom the famous orator Cicero dedicated a notable treatise on friendship.
Climbing into a car driven by someone else requires a certain degree of trust. A passenger is depending on that person to get them to his or her destination safely. When such a trust is broken by negligent behavior on the part of the driver, legal recourse can be sought. If a life is lost as a result, the family members of the deceased have the option of filing a wrongful death case in a Connecticut civil court. The family members of one man may be considering that option after a tragic car accident killed one and injured two.
The college football season is an exciting time for college students, alumni and other fans. Fans often turn a football game into an all day event -- with tailgating before and sometimes after a game. Unfortunately, the festive atmosphere before the annual Harvard-Yale football game in New Haven quickly turned to tragedy after a fatal accident killed one person and injured two others.
For some people, a night out with friends is the perfect way to blow off steam after a difficult week at work or to celebrate a major accomplishment. The vast majority of times, these outings are fun and relatively safe. Unfortunately, a night out with friends in Connecticut ended in a tragedy after a fatal car accident ended the life of a young woman.
The dangers of distracted driving are becoming more and more apparent. As people become more aware of the dangers associated with texting while driving, for example, laws are being enacted that prohibit such behavior in order to protect the safety of others on the road. When distracted driving is combined with driving under the influence of drugs, the chances of causing a serious accident are likely even higher. One Connecticut man now faces several charges after police claim he caused a fatal car accident.
Auto accidents can be caused by many different situations. Chain reaction accidents resulting from a small initial collision are, unfortunately, quite common. A Monday morning crash in Connecticut initially involved just two cars, but four cars were part of the fatal accident in the end. The death that resulted from this tragic collision is truly upsetting.
Crosswalks are intended to be the safest way for a pedestrian to cross a street. One waits for the appropriate signal to cross and then safely crosses to the other side. This is what is supposed to happen. However, last December, this is not what happened. Recently, a bus driver was arrested and charged in connection with a fatal accident that left a Connecticut pedestrian dead.
There is a large percentage of drivers who have disobeyed the speed limit. At times, the speeding is a result of willful disobedience while at others it is a result of ignorance. Regardless of the reason, speeding can place many lives in jeopardy. One fatal accident in Connecticut, believed to be partially caused by speed, resulted in the death of two people.