The time immediately following a car accident can be confusing and nerve-wracking for those involved. Many of us may not know what to do and what information to gather. Additionally, if there are injuries to anyone, parties involved in a car accident may be distraught and in need of medical attention. Thus, first and foremost, if one is injured in a car accident it is important to seek medical attention.
A recent hit and run in Connecticut sent a 26-year-old woman to the hospital with injuries. According to media reports and a video that caught the hit and run on camera, the incident occurred immediately after the 26-year-old woman was dropped off by a friend. As soon as she exited the car and started walking toward an apartment complex, she was hit by a car traveling down the street. The driver of the vehicle that hit her did not stop.
Losing a loved one in a car accident, particularly a young child, is a devastating and unfathomable occurrence. No family expects it to happen. Sadly, however, car accidents occur routinely, not only seriously injuring many, but also claiming lives.
Connecticut residents who routinely drive on Interstate 95 may have heard of the recent tragic three-vehicle accident that involved one car and two tractor trailers, which claimed the life of one individual and critically injured another.
Let's say a driver is traveling on a Connecticut roadway and this driver witnesses another driver applying mascara in a moving vehicle during rush hour. Is this distracted driving? Or is a driver whose attention is off the road and whose gaze is fixated on a handheld smartphone distracted driving? Many Connecticut residents may be automatically inclined to say that the latter is definitely a distracted driver while the former may or may not fall into that category.
Many Connecticut residents drive a car to get from point A to point B, for work, school and more. Most realize that freeways, highways and roads are shared by many different types of vehicles on a daily basis. When one gets behind the wheel of his or her vehicle, the prospect of being involved in a car accident likely does not occur to the driver or passenger. However, the reality is that every 10 seconds someone in the U.S. is involved in a car accident.
Would you ever get behind the wheel if you knew that you had too much to drink? Would you ever send a text message or post something on Facebook while speeding down the highway? Most of us would say "no" to both of these questions, because we are responsible drivers and we value our own safety.