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Tractor trailer and car accident leaves one dead

When it comes to vehicular accidents, many people think that the impact of the crash is what causes serious injuries. Though it is true that a collision can directly result in serious injuries, seldom do people consider fires from a collision which may not only lead to further serious injuries but may also result in death. Accidents happen, but typically a collision between a semi-truck or tractor-trailer and a passenger vehicle can be more devastating because of the sheer size and weight difference between these different types of vehicles.

New tougher DUI law goes into effect in Connecticut

Independence Day celebrations are fun for all with fireworks, food with family and friends. But this holiday can be deadly if people in their celebratory fervor get behind the wheel while drunk. According to the Connecticut State Police, last year during the three-day Independence Day holiday over 40 people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, and police investigated over 300 car crashes. About 50 or so of those car crashes had injuries.

Special restrictions on new drivers scrutinized after accident

Getting a driver's license is a rite of passage for many teenagers. Presently in Connecticut special restriction apply to all new 16-year-old and 17-year-old drivers. Connecticut law states that in the first six months after getting a driver's license, 16-year-old and 17-year-old teens can only drive a car when a parent or legal guardian who has a valid driver's license is with them in the car. After the six month period tolls, 16-year-old and 17-year-old drivers may drive with their parent and can also have other immediate family members, such as a sibling, in the vehicle they are operating.

Does drowsy driving cause car accidents?

Our Connecticut residents have likely heard a lot about distracted driving, don't text and drive enforcement initiatives and even seen commercials about not texting and driving. Most immediately think of cell phones when it comes to distracted driving. But, what many people may not know is that another type of driving that is just as dangerous and results in over a thousand fatalities and over 83,000 car crashes annually is drowsy driving.

8-year-old East Hartford boy killed in car accident

The sudden loss of a human life in an accident is difficult for many to fathom. It is even more difficult to understand when the accident involves the loss of an innocent child. Our Connecticut residents may be saddened to learn that according to East Hartford Police, an 8-year-old was killed when he was struck by at least one car which was involved in a two-car accident.

Experienced help for injured car accident victims

No one ever expects to be in an auto accident. But if one is injured in a car accident, it is important to keep in mind that having an experienced lawyer to look out for one's interests may be extremely helpful.

Distracted driving is more than just texting and driving

When it comes to the topic of distracted driving and related car accidents, many of our Connecticut residents may erroneously presume that a cell phone is somehow involved in all distracted driving accidents. However, it is interesting to note that distracted driving is not limited to just phone use or texting and driving. It encompasses numerous distractions which affect both first -time drivers, such as teens and adults, alike. However, teens are more likely to involved.

Pedestrian dies in fatal traffic accident

The U.S. Department of Transportation estimated that more than 4,700 pedestrian lost their lives in traffic accidents or crashes in 2011. Sadly this statistic became a reality for one Hartford, Connecticut family recently.

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