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August 2014 Archives

Connecticut highway crash kills 1, seriously injures 1

State police say that a woman was killed and another was seriously injured in a deadly accident in New Haven. The crash, involving a passenger car and two tractor-trailer trucks, happened on Interstate 95 at about 5:15 a.m. on Aug. 27. The southbound lanes were closed during the morning rush hour as a result.

Hit-and-run driver found after police receive tip from caller

An August 12 accident in Connecticut left a pedestrian hospitalized after being struck by a driver who left the scene. Authorities arrived to the accident site, which was in front of a high school in Hartford County, around 9:15 p.m. and found the victim on the ground. The 32-year-old male was transported to the hospital and suffered serious injuries in the crash. His condition had been upgraded as of August 14.

Connecticut suits dismissed against state

According to an Aug. 11 report, the Connecticut Supreme Court dismissed two lawsuits against that state, which alleged that a dangerously steep design on Route 44 plus inadequate safety measures led to a fatal crash in 2005. According to the court's ruling, under state law, the highway was not defective, and the victims' allegations were not within those exemptions regarding the state's lawsuit immunity.

Rental companies tried to act before GM recalls

Connecticut owners of GM vehicles may have already heard of the massive recall issued by the automaker in February. However, recent reports indicate that rental car companies may have reported possible vehicle defects as early as 2005, which may further implicate that GM knew about safety issues with the Cobalt, Ion and four other model cars for almost a decade.

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