Traveling comes with its fair share of headaches for most motorists. Along with congested traffic conditions, foul weather during Connecticut storms and ever-present road construction, motorists have enough to handle without the dangers posed by negligent or confused drivers. Unfortunately, even the most experienced driver cannot always avoid serious car accidents that are caused by the mistakes or carelessness of another party.
Interstate 95 that runs the entire length of the eastern coast of the United States. Connecticut motorists are certainly aware of the dangers of car accidents along this highway and the terrible toll these crashes can take on the lives of victims and their families. There have been between 500 and 700 wrong-way collisions every year throughout the state during each of the last five years.
Anytime someone makes a decision to cross a Connecticut roadway, the potential for a serious accident exists. In spite of traffic lights and marked crosswalks, car accidents that involve pedestrians seldom end well for the person on foot. Many of these tragedies result in death or significant injuries.
The concept of safe driving is one that is at the forefront of the trucking industry. Car accidents involving these commercial vehicles often have a tragic outcome. A recent study has shown that commercial drivers in Connecticut have a better safety record than other areas of the country.
Making the rounds for daily errands and activities is a commonplace occurrence for families everywhere. Most Connecticut residents likely never consider the possibility that unforeseen events, such as car accidents, could turn life upside in an instant. Sadly, for several families, a crash involving three cars has left several victims with life-threatening injuries.
Traveling the interstates can be the most efficient method of getting to one's destination quickly. However, due to the high speeds and heavy volume of traffic on these roadways, the danger of being involved in serious car accidents should result in motorists exercising due diligence behind the wheel. Unfortunately, a crash can occur without any warning, as one Connecticut victim recently discovered.
Traveling by public transportation is often a convenient way of commuting for many people. One of the drawbacks, however, is that the passengers are helpless to avoid any possible car accidents. One recent crash involving a Connecticut SEAT bus and car sent multiple people to area hospitals for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
The legal drinking age has been set at 21 for several years now. However, that has not deterred many college students from indulging in adult beverages and then climbing behind the wheel of a vehicle. Sadly, drinking and driving is a significant factor in many underage car accidents in Connecticut and elsewhere.
Interstate 91 is one of the longest highways in the Northeast that runs primarily north and south and connects three New England states. As such, it is heavily traveled on a daily basis and can prove to be hazardous to Connecticut motorists as it has been the site of many serious car accidents. One recent series of events along the route resulted in the death of two people.
There are many reasons why Connecticut travelers may find themselves caught up in traffic collisions. Though there are incidents that may be unavoidable -- such as a medical emergency or a mechanical failure -- the vast majority of car accidents are caused by negligence on the part of another motorist. One such collision recently injured two young children.