Connecticut Auto Accident: Spring Brings New Driving Hazards
The cold winter weather will release its icy grip on Connecticut soon, and warm spring weather will makes its way in as leaves grow back on trees and animals re-emerge from winter hideouts. There are also dangers that present for drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians that use Connecticut roads.
Wear and Tear
Winter wreaks havoc on Connecticut roadways. Heavy snow plows, salt and sand treatments, other tools, and naturally occuring wear and tear like water freezing between cracks cause potholes, gouges, and debris in travel lanes. This damage can cause drivers and motorcyclists to lose control of their vehicles.
Wet pavement contributes to crashes every year. Water on the road can make stopping and handling more difficult and rainy weather can decrease visibility. Large puddles can cause hydroplaning. Travel slow when it’s raining and visibility is low.
Animals wake up in the spring and become much more active. Raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, foxes, and more can distract drivers. Leave plenty of room between your car and the one in front of you to avoid a rear-end collision should they stop quickly.
If you or a loved one was injured in a Connecticut auto accident, contact the attorneys at McEnery Price Messey & Sullivan. Our team will begin an investigation to help protect your long-term interests.