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8-year-old injured in Connecticut car accident

Automobile drivers in Connecticut have the responsibility to be ever vigilant while they are driving. They need to realize that it is not only their life on the line, but the lives of all the other motorists around them. There really is no place for distracted or impaired driving. In today's high-paced world, it seems like there are distractions everywhere from the radio to texting to eating while driving. All it takes is one second to change your entire life and the lives of those around you.

This seems to be the case for a car accident that occurred recently in Connecticut. The 31-year-old driver of a Hyundai Elantra reportedly turned his head and took his eyes off the road for just a second. That second was long enough for him to crash right into the back of another vehicle, a Ford Taurus. 

Authorities were called around 5:21 p.m. to respond to the scene. They gave the Elantra's driver a ticket for following too closely.

An 8-year-old girl was seated in the back seat of the Taurus at the time of the accident. She sustained minor injuries that required her to be taken to the emergency room for treatment. Her 33-year-old mother was driving the car; no injuries were reported for her.

The mother of the 8-year-old girl may want to speak with an attorney about this accident. Although her daughter's injuries appear to be minor right now, sometimes it is hard to tell what the lasting effects of injuries sustained in a car accident might be.  

Source: Norwich Bulletin, "Child injured in two-car accident in Plainfield," June 12, 2013 

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