The crossroads and intersections throughout New Haven, and other localities, can be dangerous for motorists, as well as for pedestrians. If drivers and pedestrians do not obey traffic signals and signs, it can easily result in accidents. Collisions involving automobiles and pedestrians can often result in serious or catastrophic injury and, in many cases, death.
People throughout New Haven, and all of the U.S., own dogs of all shapes and sizes. Some keep dogs for companionship, while others keep them for personal or property protection. There are also those who own dogs as service animals and depend on their pet to provide different types of assistance. Regardless of a person’s intentions in owning a dog, they have a responsibility to ensure that their pet does not pose a risk to their neighbors or the public.
Most people in New Haven, and elsewhere, are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. That, however, does not always prevent people from getting behind the wheel after they have consumed alcohol, which often results in alcohol-related accidents. According to an estimate from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc., intoxicated drivers or pedestrians are involved in approximately 32 percent of all fatal motor vehicle accidents.
Bumps, knocks and jolts to the head can potentially result in traumatic brain injuries, which can have lasting effects. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 275,000 people have to be hospitalized for such injuries each year. Depending on the type and severity of the injury, a brain injury may result in a person being paralyzed, experiencing cognitive or neurological deficits, developing epilepsy or other conditions, and any other number of long-term issues.
Despite general rules, lights, signs and other signals, which are used to designate the right of way for motorists, motor vehicle accidents are still very common at intersections throughout New Haven, and the rest of Connecticut. Depending on the severity of the collision, these types of crashes can have ranging consequences, from minor injuries, to much more serious ones and, in some cases, even death.