Despite their efforts to reduce auto accidents this Labor Day Connecticut State Police reported 249 accidents over the three day weekend. Of these accidents, two were fatal and 50 lead to serious injury and hospital care. In addition to responding to auto accidents across the state, police also issued several thousand citations.
The massive prevention and citation campaign was part of Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort). State police try and use their presence to deter motorists from making bad choices, especially over holiday weekends such as Labor Day.
This year the Connecticut State Police issued over 1,600 citations for speeding, 261 seatbelt violations, 64 drunk driving citations and nearly 3,000 other violations. These violations include cell phone use while driving. Several arrests were made for drug-related charges and other traffic or motor vehicle infractions. After he nearly struck a state trooper’s cruiser a Litchfield man was arrested on several charges that ranged from driving under the influence to possession of a weapon.
Despite their best efforts the number of crashes in Connecticut rose this weekend. We hope that future holidays prove less dangerous to the drivers and bikers of our great state. The attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that all of the accident victims are on their way to fully recovering from their injuries.