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Pedestrian vs. car accidents often end in death or serious injury

Most pedestrians in Connecticut and elsewhere expect there to be an increased amount of danger when crossing the street or being forced to walk within close proximity to traffic in order to get to their destinations. This is evidenced by the fact that the majority of pedestrian vs. car accidents take place under these conditions. Therefore, when pedestrians are on designated sidewalks, they expect a certain amount of safety and do not expect to be struck by a vehicle.

Some drivers attempt to avoid responsibility in car accidents

Connecticut law requires drivers who are involved in crashes to remain at the scene. However, some drivers attempt to avoid responsibility for the car accidents they cause by fleeing the scene. In these cases, police will often ask the public for help in locating the person believed to be responsible.

Head injuries are common in pedestrian vs. car accidents

It could be argued that pedestrians are the most vulnerable users of Connecticut's roadways since they have no protections from impacts. Due to their vulnerability, head injuries are common in pedestrian vs. car accidents, and they cannot only cause death, but can threaten a victim's ability to fully recover and have a normal life. Even knowing this, people often have no choice but to be in close proximity to vehicles and cross streets in order to get to their destinations.

Passengers are often helpless to prevent car accidents

Connecticut residents routinely put their lives into the hands of others when they become passengers in a vehicle. Drivers have a duty to keeping their passengers safe as they travel. If drivers fail to live up to that responsibility, their passengers are helpless to prevent car accidents no matter what they might say or do inside the vehicle.

Being drowsy can increase the risk of car accidents

Everyone needs sleep in order to function. Without good sleep or enough sleep, drivers' reaction times and concentration are diminished dramatically. Certain segments of the population have a higher risk of being involved in car accidents due to sleep deprivation regardless of whether they are here in Connecticut or elsewhere. 

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