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Two Fatal Car Crashes Over 4th of July Weekend

Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Jul 11, 2016 in Car Accidents

two car wreck on roadThe Connecticut State Police responded to 315 car accidents during the Fourth of July weekend. There were two fatal crashes and 45 accidents where people were injured.

The first deadly car accident happened on the morning of July 2nd. The 68-year-old victim was rear-ended by a tractor trailer near an I-95 on-ramp. A total of six vehicles were involved in the crash.

The second fatal car accident occurred on Sunday, July 3rd, when a car hit a man who was walking on the shoulder between exits on I-95.

There were 50 percent more accidents this year compared to last year, when state police investigated 170 accidents. One reason for the increase is that the enforcement period for this year's Fourth of July weekend was four days, while last year's was three. State police added Monday to the enforcement period this year because that day was the Fourth of July.

In addition to responding to car accidents, state police made 39 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and gave out 2,913 citations for hazardous moving violations. State police also issued 1,227 speeding tickets.

State police were not involved in the investigation of a fatal car accident in the Nepaug State Forest state park on July 2nd. The victim pulled his Ford Explorer SUV over to a side trail off of an access road. He went under the vehicle to check something and was crushed when the SUV rolled over him.

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