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Fire Truck Driver Injured in Single Vehicle Collision on Interstate

On Tuesday, February 16, a fire truck driver was in a serious single vehicle collision on Interstate 84 East.

According to state police, the accident happened shortly before noon on the interstate near the Lime Kiln Road Exit in Hopewell Junction. Glenn E. Bennett, aged 64, of Three Lakes, Wisconsin, was delivering a brand new 2016 Seagrave pumper truck from Wisconsin to the Islip Terrace Fire Department in Long Island. It is thought that he suffered a medical emergency as the fire truck left the roadway and hit several trees before stopping in the median.

Bennett was transported to Danbury hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.

The Interstate was closed for several hours causing severe traffic congestion and the incident is still under investigation.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

What to keep in the trunk in the car

Some people have a totally empty trunk in their car while others have it stuffed full of all sorts of things.

However there are certain items you should keep in your trunk which will help to keep you safe while motoring.

The first thing is an emergency safety kit which you can buy already put together, or you can take a plastic box and put one together yourself. It should contain things like a flashlight, jumper cables, and other essential items for the vehicle such as an emergency battery booster.

You must have a spare tire which is in good condition and properly inflated along with a tire iron and a tire jack. It is also worth have a tire inflator and sealer, so that if you do have a flat this will save you having to change the tire yourself and give you enough time to get to an auto shop. Make sure you also have a tire pressure gauge, just to ensure that you check the pressure regularly.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Danbury Couple in Aircraft Which Crashed

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has announced that they have called off their search for the rest of an aircraft which crashed into the Titicus Reservoir in North Salem, New York.

The aircraft crashed on November 19 when it was on its way to Danbury Municipal Airport. It is still not clear what caused the accident, although it was raining at the time.

The search team has now discovered most of the plane wreckage as well as human remains.

The Westchester Medical Examiner’s Office has not yet formally identified the victims but they are presumed to be Val Horsa and his wife Taew Horsa who owned Bangkok Restaurant, a popular Thai eatery on Newtown Road in Danbury.

Val Horsa was an experienced pilot and on this occasion they were on their way back from Mississippi in a 1971 Beechcraft Bonanza. The plane was on a landing approach to Danbury Airport when radar contact was lost.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

A Female Driver Should Take Precautions

All drivers need to be vigilant on the roads but sadly a female driver should take precautions simply because she is a woman.

Should you notice a vehicle following you closely try taking a few turns into different roads, making sure you know exactly where you are, in case you need to contact the police. Should the other vehicle stick with you be suspicious that something isn’t right. Drive to the nearest police station or if that isn’t possible drive to a gas station, or some other well-lit populated area and use your mobile or other phone to call for help.

Ensure that your car is well serviced and maintained so you don’t put yourself in the situation of breaking down making you more vulnerable. If you can learn how to change a tire or change a wiper blade these will all empower you to get yourself out of trouble quickly. Most vehicles can be driven some distance on a flat fire, so check your vehicle manual for guidelines and don’t automatically assume you have to stay in a dark unsafe place with a flat; it may be perfectly safe to drive slowly to the next gas station or convenience store.

Make sure your cell phone is fully charged and if you don’t have a car charger invest in one.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Danbury Man Lost His Life in Motorcycle Crash

On Monday night, October 19, a young Danbury man lost his life in a motorcycle crash in Torrington.

According to State Police, the accident happened at around 11.30 p.m. on Route 8 in Torrington when Thomas Allen Keeler Jr., aged 25 and of Lake Breeze Drive in Danbury lost control of his Harley Davidson as he was traveling northbound in the left lane. The motorcycle then veered off the left side of the road and hit the concrete bridge rail, near exit 44. Keeler was ejected from his motorcycle and landed on the southbound shoulder. He was unresponsive at the scene and was transported to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said they do not yet know why Keeler lost control of his bike and the case remains under investigation however early reports from witnesses at the scene say that he was travelling at speed just before the crash. When they stopped to assist, initially they could not find Keeler until eventually he was found on the southbound shoulder.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Three Ridgefield College Students Killed

Three Ridgefield college students were killed over the weekend of September 18 to 20 in two separate incidents.

On Friday, September 18, a crash with a tractor-trailer in Tolland County led to the death of Ridgefield High School graduate Ryan Meegan along with University of Connecticut student Alana Ferrente. The crash happened a few miles from the University’s Storrs campus. A third UConn student was injured but there are no details as to who it was nor the injuries.

Then on Sunday, September 20, two students were killed when their small plane crashed in rural upstate New York. The students were 18 year old freshman Cathryn Depuy who had her student pilot’s license since October 2013 and Ryan Adams. They left Hamilton Municipal Airport in Madison County at around 1 p.m. with Depuy at the controls, when shortly afterwards, the single engine Cessna 150 which was rented from the airport went down in the town of Eaton..Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Depuy and Adams graduated from Ridgefield high school in May this year and Meegan graduated in 2014.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the plane crash.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

A Stamford Woman has Died in a Motorcycle Accident

Early on Sunday evening, August 2, a woman from Stamford died in a motorcycle accident.

According to the Wilton Police Department the accident happened on Danbury Road shortly after 7 p.m. Susan Tolliver, aged 53, and of Remington Street, Stamford was riding a 2003 Buell Firebolt XB9R motorcycle. She was traveling south on Route 7 when for reasons as yet unknown, the motorcycle left the roadway and hit the curb which was situated in front of 141, Danbury Road.

The motorcycle then careened across the three lanes of the road and Tolliver was ejected. She was seriously injured and taken to Norwalk Hospital by Wilton EMS where she later died.

According to the police, it appeared that alcohol was not involved and the crash is still under investigation to ascertain why the motorcycle left the road.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Fatal Pedestrian Accident in Danbury

On Thursday, July 2 a fatal pedestrian accident took place in Danbury.

According to Danbury police, the accident happened shortly before 9.24 p.m. when a tan colored Hyundai Elantra being driven by 23 year old Krista Consalva of Brookfield was driving west on Lake Avenue. She reportedly then hit two 17 year old pedestrians who were crossing form the Stop and Shop Parking Lot via the lake Avenue Extension and were walking towards Stanziatos Wood Fired Pizza.

One of the pedestrians, 17 year old Rebecca Draper Townsend died shortly after arriving at the hospital and the other, 17 year old Benjamin Arne of New Fairfield was taken to Danbury Hospital with serious injuries, but was said to be stable.

The accident is still under investigation, and the police are asking for witnesses. So far no citations have been issued.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Grandson of Farmer Charged with Negligent Homicide

The grandson of a prominent town farmer from New Milford has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle in the 2014 death of a cyclist.

According to New Milford Police, 23 year old John Kimberly of Chestnut Land Road turned himself into the police on Thursday, June 18.

He has been charged with the death of 57 year old Dwight Hipp who was killed on August 23, 2014 on Route 109 when he was hit by Kimberly’s pickup truck at around 8.30 a.m. Hipp was an experienced bike rider who rode with the New Milford River Trail Association in the National Bike Challenge.

Kimberly, who is the grandson of the late Howard G. Kimberly, has now been released on $10,000 bond and was scheduled to appear in court on June 29 to face a charge of negligent homicide with a motor vehicle charge.

Howard G. Kimberly established a family farm in New Milford on Chestnut Land Road in 1955 which is in the area where the collision occurred.

If convicted, Kimberly faces up to a $1,000 fine and up to six months in jail.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.

Danbury Man Died as was Hit by a Garbage Truck

On Wednesday morning, May 13, a transfer station employee was killed at work having been hit by a garbage truck.

According to authorities the accident happened around 7 a.m. when it appears that a garbage truck was backing up and it hit 58 year old Marcio DaSilva, of Danbury. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The transfer station was bought by Winter Brothers Waste Systems 2011 and DaSilva had been working there for 21 years. A spokesman for the company said that they were very saddened by his death and the circumstances surrounding it.

The driver of the garbage truck was an employee at All American Waste, and he, together with a witness were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

Police said that Winter Brothers were cooperating fully with the investigation.

If you have been injured a serious accident in Danbury, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Call the accident attorneys at Danbury accident attorneys – Hastings, Cohan & Walsh, LLP  now for an immediate consultation. 58 Post Road Danbury, CT 06810    855-850-1711.