Police officers on the job are always at risk of accidents and injury. After an car collision that occurred the day after Christmas, a veteran cop and his partner were taken to urgent care. According to reports, their car was slammed by a teenage driver. One of the officers had just returned to work after suffering injuries when he fell through a skylight while pursuing burglars. Both officers endured severe head, neck and back injuries in the car accident.
After a tragic DUI accident this weekend, one Dallas Cowboy is dead, and his teammate is facing serious criminal charges, including intoxication manslaughter. Josh Brent is being charged after flipping his car and killing his teammate, Jerry Brown. Brent was supposed to be on a flight to Cincinnati for a Sunday game only hours after the collision, but was arrested and taken into custody. Brown was found unresponsive at the scene and later pronounced dead at the hospital.
A recent update regarding a tragic drinking and driving accident that occurred last February has sent waves of fury throughout the Waterbury, Connecticut community. After an intensive investigation, a 21-year-old has finally been charged after lying about who was driving the car the night of the fatal drunk-driving accident.
Earlier this year, a fatal motor vehicle accident claimed the life of a Connecticut teenager. Now the car accident is under investigation to determine whether an officer followed the department's policies and procedures when he pursued the vehicle that crashed and killed a 15-year-old boy in Oxford, Connecticut.
Evading criminal responsibility in the name of politics is nothing new. State House candidate Christina Ayala, who won the democratic primary on Tuesday night in the 128th District is now facing serious criminal charges after she fled the scene of an accident with two minors. While it is unclear if she was trying to save her name or just evade responsibility, the politician now faces serious criminal penalties and could also be liable for any personal injuries to the driver of another vehicle.