Connecticut drivers understand that the act of driving involves an inherent level of risk. Automotive accidents can occur due to faulty or poorly maintained vehicles, driver inattention, excessive speed and a multitude of other factors. As responsible drivers, most of us take every possible precaution to ensure that we drive safely. Unfortunately, not every driver operates under the same standards of ethics. Such may be the case in two suspected drunk driving accidents that took place on a recent weekday.Police believe that a 43-year-old man had been drinking before taking to the roadways in Milford, Connecticut. Reports were received that a driver had fled the scene of two accidents in the vicinity of the intersection of Yale and New Haven Avenues. Police responded to the area, and were able to apprehend the driver believed responsible for the crashes.
We blog regularly about car accidents in Connecticut. Some are the result of drunk driving, some are due to distracted driving, and others are weather-related. Have you ever wondered, however, what the most common causes of accidents in Connecticut are?
We all know the dangers of drunk driving. When a person has had too much to drink, his or her vision, reflexes and judgment become impaired to the point that it is dangerous to operate a vehicle. Unfortunately, many people ignore the warnings about drunk driving and do it anyway, putting themselves and others in serious peril. A recent Connecticut accident can serve as an example of why people should not drink and drive.
Last August, a state representative from Bridgeport was involved in a serious car accident. Despite laws against it, she fled the scene, leaving an injured victim behind. The driver of the car she hit was serious injured in the collision. She has racked up more than $11,000 in medical expenses to treat the back injuries and concussion she suffered in the crash. Now, the victim is suing the lawmaker, claiming she was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
"There is no satisfaction of drunk driving." The words of a young drunk driving victim's uncle ring true for too many people in Connecticut and across the country. Unfortunately, every year thousands of people continue to get behind the wheel after drinking. A 16-year-old East Haven boy's story illustrates the consequences of these negligent decisions all too clearly.
In Connecticut, we all know the dangers of drunk driving. There are ad campaigns everywhere discouraging people from driving while intoxicated and reminding them of the potential consequences. Despite that, some drivers still make the poor decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol, endangering themselves and others.