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Nor'easter causes car accidents in Connecticut

A line of nor'easters has slammed Connecticut over the last few weeks. Apart from traffic snarls, property damage, school closures and all the other typical woes associated with foul weather, the state also experienced an uptick in car accidents. Storm-related accidents did result in some personal injury, but fortunately, no fatalities were reported in accidents during the most recent nor'easter to strafe the state.

According to the Connecticut State Police, on March 13, between 4 a.m. and 9:15 a.m., they received 312 calls for service. In that same time frame, 27 car accidents were attributed to the weather. Out of the 27 accidents, only one injury was reported. In addition to the accidents, there were 64 reports of spin-outs on icy and snow-covered roads or motorists who had become stuck and were unable to dislodge their vehicles.

By contrast, the year's early storms saw accidents that resulted in several more injuries. In one instance, a car collided with a tractor-trailer on a road that was wet from melting snow. The trailer sheared off part of the passenger compartment, narrowly missing the driver. The driver sustained injuries but was reportedly likely to recover.

With at least one more nor'easter predicted to be on the way, the state is likely to see many more weather-related car and truck accidents. Even though weather may be a factor, often the cause of a crash can be attributed to motorists who ignore conditions that demand more cautious driving. Speeding or driving recklessly in such conditions may rise to the level of negligence. Anyone who was injured in an accident caused by a driver who was operating their vehicle in a negligent manner should contact a seasoned personal injury attorney.

Source: WTNH.com, "Connecticut State Police release statistics on Tuesday's nor'easter," Alex Ceneviva, Mar. 13, 2018

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