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Connecticut State Police trooper struck and killed on interstate

By now many of our readers have probably seen the news that a Connecticut State Police trooper, who was a 19-year veteran officer, was struck and killed on March 29 when his vehicle was rear-ended by a semi-truck on Interstate 84. It was a tragedy that, at this point, is still under investigation. The initial reports do not have many details as to how or why the semi-truck struck the officer's vehicle.

The aftermath of a catastrophic injury in a car accident

Not all auto accidents cause injuries. But, the ones that do can leave the victims of the car accident with catastrophic injuries that require days, weeks or even months of hospitalization and medical treatment. Victims in this type of situation are likely thinking one overriding thought: What do I do now?

Safety concerns for people riding bicycles this spring

For Connecticut residents who are looking forward to going for a bicycle ride now that spring weather is starting to arrive, there are some important safety concerns to be aware of. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration keeps track of detailed statistics about bicycle safety in America, and some of these statistics can point out trends that bicyclists should be sure to know.

Will drivers be on the lookout for pedestrians this spring?

Spring is in the air in Connecticut and throughout the country, which means more people will be getting outside to walk, jog or bike for exercise and transportation needs. While it can feel great to get out and enjoy the warming weather this spring, the sad reality is that the coming of spring also means more pedestrians will be injured in car collisions. Will this spring be any different? Will drivers finally be on the lookout for pedestrians this year?

Consider your options after an injury caused by a drunk driver

Car "accidents" happen all the time in Connecticut and throughout the country, but the reality is that these "accidents" are, more often than not, the fault of one of the drivers involved in the wreck. One of the most dangerous concerns that Connecticut resident might encounter on the roads is a drunk driver.

Connecticut nursing homes fined after injuries

Previous posts here have warned about the potential danger that is present for elderly Connecticut residents who live in nursing homes. While the vast majority of nursing homes and their staff members are attentive and careful to provide for residents' needs, the unfortunate reality is that there will always be some that cross the line. According to a recent report, that is exactly what the authorities in Connecticut discovered in six nursing homes that were fined for injuries and endangerment to residents.

Tips for reducing distracted driving in Connecticut

Several previous posts here have noted how dangerous distracted driving can be on the roadways in Connecticut. Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in car accidents caused by this reckless conduct. To try to help every driver on the roads, a recent article had some tips for drivers to reduce distracted driving.

Nursing home abuse and neglect can ruin a relative's elder years

When Connecticut residents help their elderly relatives pick a nursing home to live in, they do so with an eye on who works in those facilities - and whether or not they can be trusted. After all, as previous posts here have noted, there are too many stories about ghastly incidents occurring in nursing homes to make such an important decision haphazardly.

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