Connecticut has seen its fair share of ATV accidents in the last few months. Two Connecticut teens were seriously injured and another killed in two separate July accidents. None of the teens was wearing a helmet or protective padding at the time of the ATV crashes. ATVs continue to rise in popularity, and as…

Federal officials recently cracked down on several low-cost bus companies operating from Chinatown in Manhattan, prompting the closure of 26 bus lines. This crackdown comes on the heels of numerous crashes involving bus companies from Chinatown, the deadliest of which occurred in 2011. A tour bus carrying 32 passengers from a Connecticut casino slammed into…

New Haven residents may recall hearing of a recent accident between a city bus and a truck that injured 22 people, five of whom required hospitalization. A truck rear-ended the CT Transit city bus, heading to downtown New Haven and carrying 29 people, during a Monday morning rush hour. The truck, which was carrying kitchen…

Connecticut saw one fatal accident this Memorial Day weekend, compared with four last year. That’s a positive change, but it does not take the pain away from the family that lost a loved one or those that were injured during one of the most accident-prone weekends of the year. Between Friday and Monday, there were…

Connecticut is an excellent place for walkers and cyclists; however, it can also be a dangerous place. In the spring, the number of walkers and bicyclists increase, and so do the number of car accidents between motorists and pedestrians or cyclists. Connecticut authorities would like to reduce the number of tragedies on our roads. They…

  When a tractor-trailer collided with several cars on Interstate 95 near Fairfield, Connecticut recently, it spilled the majority of its load and created a major traffic jam that slowed both sides of the Interstate to a near crawl for several hours. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in this Fairfield truck accident, although four…

A recent wrongful death lawsuit filed in Bridgeport Superior Court alleges that the founder of Stew Leonard’s grocery caused the death of a man when he operated his powerboat recklessly. According to news reports, the man was thrown around the boat and suffered both head injuries and spinal cord injuries before falling overboard. His wife…

    A study by the National Academy of Sciences recently found that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) does not have the expertise to properly examine and monitor vehicles with advanced electronics. Car manufacturers are installing increasingly sophisticated hardware and computer software in cars. Just like other systems, these electronics can malfunction…

According to Connecticut State police, there were 268 reported Connecticut car accidents during New Year’s weekend. This number is a 25 percent increase from last year, which saw 214 accidents. Furthermore, unlike last year, there was one fatal car accident – a man and woman from Rhode Island were killed in an I-95 accident. While…

A sharp increase in the number of pedestrian accidents in Stamford, Connecticut, has police officers warning both pedestrians and drivers to watch out for each other. Jaywalkers have been the main culprit in the most recent pedestrian accidents. Five out of eight Stamford pedestrian accidents in December were caused by pedestrians. According to Patrol Captain,…

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