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Connecticut car accidents can take a life at any stage

When one is young, there may be the tendency to believe that nothing bad will ever happen. Sadly, when it comes to tragedies such as car accidents, no one is immune to the devastation they can cause. One recent Connecticut collision killed two people and injured five others.

Connecticut police are still conducting their investigation into a deadly crash that occurred around 7 p.m. on a recent Sunday. The report stated that a small passenger car that was carrying a driver and three passengers was traveling southbound on a local route. For reasons that are yet unknown, that vehicle somehow collided with a vehicle that was traveling in the northbound side of the road. 

Connecticut bike riders face serious injuries from car accidents

Though it may still be cool outside, springtime in Connecticut means more residents will be spending time outdoors. Many enjoy bike riding along the local roads, and they are typically aware of the hazards posed by inattentive drivers, which can lead to car accidents. Recently, an accident involving a car caused serious injuries for one biker.

According to the report, a 40-year-old man was riding his bicycle along a local road near an intersection with Route 177 shortly before 10 p.m. As he entered the intersection, he was hit by a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old male. The collision caused the cyclist to suffer what were described as serious injuries.

Man taken for medical care after suffering serious animal bites

One's daily routine often comes with a feeling of security that the day's events will unfold without any unsettling surprises. Unfortunately, even the most mundane day can become a terrifying ordeal in the aftermath of becoming a victim of a dog attack. Recently, one Connecticut man suffered serious injuries from animal bites as he went about his normal routine.

According to the report, a 59-year-old man was on his way to the local train station when he became aware of the sound of barking dogs. As he turned to locate the source of the sound, he spotted two animals approaching rapidly. One of the two animals then launched itself at him and grasped him by the upper leg.

Teenage drivers more likely to die from car accidents

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2015, an estimated six teenagers a day died as a result of motor vehicle accidents. This age group is the most likely to die or suffer serious injuries due to car accidents than any other age category. This sad statistic applies to teenagers in Connecticut as well as the rest of the country.

There are several behavioral trends that place young drivers at a higher risk for crashes. Some of these include the tendency that teen drivers have to speed and tailgate. This driving style is even more likely to occur when there are other teenagers in the car. Male teens are more likely to speed and drive aggressively than their female counterparts.

Single car accidents can devastate lives of more than 1 family

When one hears about a crash involving a single car, many may assume only one family will be affected. Sadly, these types of car accidents can bring tragedy in the lives of multiple families when passengers are not related. One recent wreck in Connecticut resulted in two teens suffering serious injuries.

The crash occurred on a Friday afternoon after two high school football players were returning from a team meeting. At some point, the driver -- a 16-year-old male -- lost control of his vehicle and smashed into a tree. The impact caused extensive damage to the car, which required careful extrication by emergency crews in order to safely remove both victims. 

Distracted drivers are often cause of potential wrongful death

It happens too many times -- a distracted driver allows his or her attention to be diverted from the primary task of safely operating a vehicle. These tragic and preventable crashes often leave the families of victims emotionally and financially devastated. Connecticut families who lose loved ones through these types of accidents may consider whether to seek recompense through the filing of a wrongful death civil suit.

Recently, a 19-year-old man presented himself to the Connecticut authorities in connection with a fatal accident that occurred last May. According to officials, the teen was driving his truck in the eastbound lane of Interstate 84 near the exit 11. A 64-year-old man had pulled his vehicle off the side of the road and had exited his car.

Connecticut town takes firmer stance to help prevent animal bites

In today's pet obsessed culture, one of the draws in many communities is the presence of dog parks and other areas where pets are permitted. Unfortunately, these types of environments often come with a high risk for visitors or their pets to become victims of unprovoked animal bites. In response to increased incidents, one Connecticut town announced it was taking a tougher stance in order to prevent these and other issues.

The town of Fairfield issued a statement that it would now be pursuing a zero tolerance approach to infractions of the Town Code concerning dogs at all parks throughout the community. Residents have recently reported an increase in animal aggression, along with nuisance-related complaints at various parks throughout the region. Several incidents involved attacks upon both people and their dogs by other pets that were not properly restrained.

Stolen vehicles involved in serious and deadly car accidents

Over just the span of a few hours, the decision to steal vehicles lead to the death of one driver and sent two minors to a local children's hospital. Connecticut officials stated that the car accidents were not the result of any police pursuits. One crash resulted in a woman suffering life-threatening injuries.

The first wreck involved three vehicles at the intersection of two local roads. The crash occurred shortly after 11 p.m. on a recent Monday. According to the report, a 22-year-old woman suffered critical injuries. Sadly, shortly after she was transported for care, she was declared deceased. The two people in a second car suffered only minor injuries, and the driver of the allegedly stolen truck fled the scene and eluded capture.

Wrongful death suits often follow fatal accidents in Connecticut

There is nothing a parent fears more than losing a child in a tragic accident. When these deaths are the result of negligence on the part of other individuals the loss is often compounded with frustration and anger. Connecticut families who lose loved ones to these types of accidents may seek justice and recompense by filing a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the party or parties believed responsible.

Recently, Connecticut police announced the arrest of a man after a hit-and-run accident that took the lives of two young women. According to the findings of the investigation, the fatal accident occurred just before 10 p.m. on a recent weeknight. The women had just exited a cab when a vehicle operated by a 24-year-old man struck them. He then fled the scene.

Families may seek closure, recompense through wrongful death suit

In the aftermath of a tragic fatal accident, families are often left with feelings of devastating loss. Along with the emotional pain of losing a cherished loved one, there may be the added burden of significant financial damages that accrue in the weeks and months after a fatal crash. One way families may attempt to relieve those monetary burdens and seek at least some sense of closure is through the filing of a wrongful death claim within the Connecticut civil court system.

Recently, two foreign visitors here on business were traveling along a local route in Windsor. As they proceeded toward their afternoon destination, a garbage truck was traveling along the same route. For reasons that are still unclear, the large truck and the smaller passenger car were involved in what appears to have been a head-on crash.