Victims of drunk driving accidents and their families face numerous challenges in seeking compensation for losses and injuries suffered through the reckless behavior of others. Compounding these issues, moreover, are the difficulties accompanying the physical harm and loss of income that may be experienced in these crashes. Families often suffer the incalculable loss of a loved one.
Fatal car accidents are always a tragedy. Yet hit-and-run accidents can be especially devastating as it can be difficult to identify the driver at fault and hold them responsible. However, police in Bridgeport recently identified a woman suspected of being behind the wheel in a deadly hit-and-run accident.
Drunk driving in Connecticut is fatal. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported that the state suffered 85 fatalities due to drunk driving accidents in 2012.
In 2012, Connecticut suffered 85 drunk driving fatalities in which the driver's blood alcohol content was between 0.08 and 0.15, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. In the United States, according to the NHTSA, in 2012 a fatality due to a drunk driving accident occurred every 51 minutes. Victims of this reckless, dangerous and illegal act and their families require assistance to obtain compensation that they deserve for losses suffered from a drunk driver.
Drunk driving is a crime and a lethal danger to other motorists in Connecticut. The state suffered 85 fatalities from drunk driving accidents in 2012, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Because of the criminal and civil consequences associated with this reckless behavior, Connecticut drivers should know a little more about this crime.
Impaired driving is a fatal threat to pedestrians. In Connecticut and throughout the United States, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, 48 percent of all pedestrian fatalities involved a drunk driver or pedestrian in 2011. Connecticut suffered 36 pedestrian fatalities by all causes in 2012, according to the NHTSA. The NHTSA also found that drunk driving accidents caused 85 deaths in the state for that year.
Speed and size can be a dangerous combination for motorists in Connecticut. A passenger vehicle may have little protection against a semi-trailer, particularly a truck that is not driving at the speed appropriate for conditions. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reported 14 fatalities involving large trucks in 2012 in Connecticut while speeding accounted for 39 deaths that year.
Speeding drivers are a threat to other motorists and pedestrians in Connecticut. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration attributed 39 fatalities to speeding motorists in the state in 2012. Authorities believe that excessive speed caused a car accident on Mar. 24 in Bridgeport. The accident injured four people and involved several other vehicles and a convenience store.
Just to the east of Hartford, police arrested a 21-year-old Preston man earlier this week. The young man appears to have been out drinking and driving the night of his 21st birthday. Not only had he been drinking, but police report that his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit of 0.08. Despite leading police on a chase before he was finally arrested, he was fortunate that he avoided causing an accident and serious injuries.
While walking along the shoulder of a road, people might feel as if they are not in the way of traffic. However, this was not the case for a Connecticut man who was hit recently. The man, who is believed to be homeless, was struck by a driver of a Subaru sedan. Car accidents that involve pedestrians often prove to be fatal, as this one did.