Ice, snow and wind are being named as major contributing factors to over 100 accidents in Connecticut. Connecticut State Police were kept very busy, responding to accidents both serious and minor over the last two days. In addition to the 145 accidents, state authorities have responded to over 1,700 calls for assistance. These calls vary and include drivers who are stuck and have run out of gas and others stuck in snow banks.
Ice, more than snow, was a major danger to drivers across the state. Ice on the roadways, either black ice or that hidden by blowing snow, caused many of the accidents. However, police know that if drivers would slow down and avoid driving too fast for conditions, the number of accidents during a winter storm would decrease.
Along with the dangerous road conditions across Conn. there were more than 7,000 power outages reported, half of these in Norwalk and thousands of others in Bridgeport and Fairfield.
The personal injury accident attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren encourage you to do your best to drive slowly, carefully or not at all during our numerous winter storms.