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Blog Posts in 2014

  • Don't Ruin the Halloween Fun!

    As a parent, every year we hope for a safe Halloween. Each year, we hear about the many tragic accidents that happen simply because people are just not being cautious. If we all, children and parents included, took some extra time to think before our actions, these accidents could be avoided. So take heed and drive carefully as many children will be out trick or treating. Make sure that you drive ...
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  • Car Accident Statistics... Did You Know?

    According to; Throughout the past few years, the amount of accidents in America have increased significantly. Each year, roughly 33,963 people die in these car accidents . One person dies every 15 minutes. That is 94 deaths each day due to accidents. Driving under the influence accounts for about 1/3 of that death rate, or 1 in every 45 minutes. Did you know that about 25% of all ...
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  • Waterbury Teen Killed in a Hit and Run

    On October 6, an 18 year old was riding his bike and was struck and killed by two drivers; both fled the scene. The Waterbury teen was hit and thrown into another lane where he was hit again. The second car ran directly over him. An eyewitness remembered the license plate of the first car, and reported it to Waterbury Police. The 30 year old Israel Diaz is now in custody, but police are still ...
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  • Sandy Hook Final Playground Memorial

    On October 5, Watertown, Connecticut presented the final playground memorial for the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung. This memorial was a part of the non-profit "The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play" Foundation. There are 26 memorials that are scattered across New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Each memorial is completed by volunteers and dedicated in ...
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  • GM Recalls Tied to Injuries & Death

    General Motors has made a recall on several vehicles which can have problems with the ignition switch. The problem with the ignition switch can cause the car to shut off while driving, disabling safety features such as air bags, anti-lock brakes and power steering. The affected cars were not recalled until February which was years after the problem was discovered by engineers, according to an ...
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  • Dangerous Work Environments

    In Enfield, a local contractor is being fined hundreds of dollars for exposing his workers to a dangerous environment according to Gleason Roofing Co. "deliberately and repeatedly failed to use legally required protection for its employees at two New Britain work sites and exposed workers to potentially fatal falls." the Connecticut Department of Labor said in a press release. A fine of ...
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  • Police Catch Man Using Fake Police Bike

    Police received many complaints of a man riding through traffic lights and making traffic stops on a Bike labeled as "Police". On September 10 th , Police caught Nicholas Ferrucci, a 21 year-old man, driving this fake police motorcycle. The motorcycle was branded with the word "Police" as well as lights and sirens on the handle bars. Ferrucci was caught speeding through a red light with both the ...
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  • You Text, You Drive, You Pay

    On September 3, 2014 State Police released a new campaign in an effort to get drivers to stop texting and driving - You Text, You Drive, You Pay. Texting while driving is dangerous and causes accidents. People don't think before they text, they just do it. State Police want to put an end to it in an effort for Connecticut's zero tolerance for distracted drivers. "You are taking your eyes off the ...
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  • Workers' Comp or Not?

    Workers' compensation can come from a variety of different sources. Certainly there are normal situations such as slipping and falling on a wet bathroom floor in the office, or back pain from vigorous lifting. Then there are bizarre circumstances. Imagine getting compensated for an injury while playing an outdoor sport. If that sounds too strange to be true, then turn away now. Workers' Comp ...
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  • What's Your Coverage?

    Have you ever wondered what happens if you are in a car accident and the person who caused the accident does not have insurance? Perhaps they don't have enough insurance to cover the extent of your injuries? What if it was a hit-and-run? These are all good questions, but these questions usually come as an aftermath and are not asked before an incident has already occurred. Although it is required ...
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  • School Bus Stop Safety

    The start of school is just around the corner for Connecticut and that means more school buses on the road. How safe our children are getting on and off the bus has many town officials concerned. Adding stop arm cameras is an option that most towns simply can't afford, but something needs to be done to protect the children from drivers who fail to stop for buses. There are currently about a dozen ...
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  • Living with Paralysis

    Tragic events, in which the people involved end up paralyzed, can be the most difficult and life-altering things anybody can face. Did you know that nearly one in 50 Americans suffer from paralysis to some degree? Spinal Cord Injuries are the second leading cause of paralysis while Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) also contributes to the overall number. According to statistics, 24% of spinal cord ...
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  • Waterbury Store Clerk Shot and Paralyzed

    A Waterbury store clerk was shot in the neck and is now paralyzed from the neck down, according to a prosecutor. The shooting that nearly took the life of 61-year-old David Shand, occurred at Bucks Hill Market around 11 a.m. on Sunday. The suspect is 19-year-old Tony Dupre, who allegedly shot Shand without warning in an apparent robbery. This random act of violence is something that has many ...
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  • Drive Safe Connecticut

    There's a lot to like about the state of Connecticut. From the beautiful fall foliage, to the crisp, cool nights where the moon shines bright; Residents and tourists alike have plenty to look forward to each year in the Nutmeg State. If you live here, it's easy to understand why so many people have moved to Connecticut in recent years. Connecticut is currently the 4 th most densely populated state ...
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  • Children Left in Hot Cars: An Avoidable Tragedy

    Have you ever been a through a tragedy and looked to find answers, but it seemed that there were none to be found? Following that realization is the gutless "why me?" feeling burning through your body. Often times, life experiences happen that are out of our control, and no premature actions could have contributed to avoiding the situation. This is a tough reality that we are required to face ...
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