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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.

Safety group presses for new laws to reduce state's car accidents

The majority of teenagers cannot wait until they hit the magical age of 16 and the possibility of obtaining their driver's license. This could be on a list for revisions though if one safety group is successful in its efforts to reduce the numbers of serious car accidents in Connecticut. The numbers of fatal crashes has steadily increased in the state over the past several years.

Car accidents often create monetary problems for months

When the news features reports of a wreck involving more than one vehicle, thoughts may immediately turn to concerns over the physical well-being of any victims. While it is true that car accidents often result in physical injuries that will heal over time, they may also create a financial hardship that is not felt until a few weeks or months after the initial incident. One recent crash in Connecticut may leave serious monetary damages in its wake for the victims involved.

Victims of car accidents might be able to file for compensation

Recently, the half-brother of a Connecticut police officer was charged with negligent homicide after hitting a woman in a crosswalk and fleeing the scene. The officer is also being investigated for his role in the events following the collision. Though many victims or their families may be able to file for monetary damages after these types of car accidents, there are certain conditions that must be met.

Families harmed by Connecticut car accidents may seek restitution

When tragedy strikes a Connecticut family, there are many negative consequences that can result. Car accidents take a terrible toll, not only physically and emotionally but often financially as well. In many cases, if the wreck was the result of the actions or negligence of a third party, then the victims or their families may choose to seek restitution.

Some Connecticut towns see rise in fatal car accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the numbers of fatal crashes has risen. While some communities in Connecticut have been able to take steps to reduce deadly car accidents, other sections of the state have seen an increase. Many of these towns are implementing plans to help prevent their citizens from becoming victims of these wrecks.

State revises car seat laws to prevent injuries in car accidents

For years, parents have been advised to keep infants in rear-facing car seats until they reach the age of 12 months. However, pediatricians have been advocating for these youngest passengers to remain in a rear-facing position until the age of 24 months, and lawmakers have now concurred. Connecticut children may have better odds of avoiding serious injuries during car accidents with this change.

Serious car accidents due to texting a growing problem

The advent of the automobile greatly increased a person's ability to travel greater distances faster. Later advances in technology have enhanced people's ability to remain in communication at all times. Unfortunately, the combination of these two inventions often leads to serious car accidents that injure and kill Connecticut residents every year.

Car accidents cause more than physical injuries for victims

Few things can alter a life more than a seemingly random accident. Though car accidents take a heavy toll on one's physical health, the lives of victims are often shattered in many other ways. A recent Connecticut accident may leave one woman struggling to recover not just physically and emotionally, but financially as well.

Connecticut car accidents take a heavy toll on families

Father's Day is set aside for children to show their appreciation for the special male role models who have made a difference for them. When car accidents steal these beloved men from their lives, the holiday will always be marred by the tragedy. Two Connecticut children have seen more than their fair share of tragic losses.