At the Connecticut Department of Transportation's traffic safety summit on December 3, researchers from the University of Connecticut revealed that the most dangerous intersection in Bridgeport is at East Washington Avenue and Housatonic Avenue. Because it is an intersection, the danger is not limited to vehicle-on-vehicle accidents. Pedestrians and cyclists are also at risk for serious or fatal injuries from negligent drivers.
Multiple lanes of traffic in addition to rush hour traffic can unfortunately be the perfect conditions for a multi-vehicle car accident. Throw in a distracted driver or negligent driver and this can be the factor that turns this car crash possibility into a reality.
Driving has become so ordinary and mundane for many people that they never believe they could actually be involved in a car accident. But many Bridgeport families know the reality that could be anyone's once they get out on the road. Sometimes accidents happen that are not the injured party's fault. In these instances, the person who is to blame should be held accountable for the damages and losses he or she caused.
Many people are aware of car accidents but just never think that such a catastrophe will happen to them. The sad reality is that car accidents happen to real people and can have devastating effects. The most severe outcome related to a car accident is death or serious injury. There are many reasons a car accident can occur with the corresponding injuries as a result.
As a parent, you know it's important to use a car seat for children. But did you know that many people unintentionally use car seats incorrectly? With car accidents among the most common causes of death for children, it is critical that you understand how car seats can protect your child.
With all the tragedies that can happen out on Connecticut roads, drunk driving accidents appear to be the most preventable of them all. For this reason, drunk driving accidents resulting in injuries are the hardest to accept and understand. All of that aside, those that were driving under the influence at the time of an accident that caused injuries can be held responsible. Injuries sustained in a car accident can be devastating to a family emotionally, financially and health-wise.
It's no secret that Connecticut's Route 15 is a much-traveled road with many lanes of traffic in either direction. Disaster struck last week when a minor fender-bender turned into a major accident with serious injuries to a driver and an infant passenger. These accidents are terrible because it seems that it could have possibly been avoided. The details of the accident are few, and authorities are asking anyone with more information to step forward to help these parties sort out the details of the multi-vehicle car accident.
For many of our Connecticut drivers, the act of moving over when one sees an ambulance or some other emergency vehicle on the side of road may seem like it is just something drivers do as a matter of courtesy. But, the reality is that Connecticut law actually requires motor vehicle operators to move over to the next lane when they approach an emergency vehicle that is standing and assisting accident victims.
More than 10,000 people lose their lives in drunk driving accidents every year in the United States. This means about 30 people die each day because of a drunk driver.
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.