Even if responsible drivers plan ahead, drive defensively, and follow all the rules of the road, there’s always a possibility that a negligent driver will drive recklessly and cause a car crash that can significantly affect innocent people’s lives. Statistics for Hartford car accidents from the Connecticut Crash Data Repository provide a glimpse of the life-changing and potentially deadly effects of driver negligence.
From January to October 2022, there have been 3,662 crashes in Hartford, and these have resulted in 10 deaths and 1,128 injuries. Of the crashes
- 1,126 were rear-end collisions
- 859 were angle collisions
- 809 were sideswipe (same direction) accidents
- 121 were sideswipe (different direction) crashes
- 95 were head-on crashes
- 34 were rear-to-side collisions
- 28 were rear-to-rear crashes
With so many crashes happening in Hartford, understanding how, where, and why they occur may give people an idea of how to reduce injuries and, hopefully, eliminate deaths.
Top 10 Roadways And Locations For Crashes In Hartford
- I-84 – 554 crashes
- I-91 – 353 crashes
- Route 44 – 174 crashes
- Broad Street – 107 crashes
- Wethersfield Avenue – 90 crashes
- Park Street – 85 crashes
- Route 15 – 69 crashes
- Main Street No. 1 – 68 crashes
- Capitol Avenue – 67 crashes
- Unknown – 73
Most of these crashes occurred between April and August, and happened in the following locations:
- On the road
- The side of the road
- Off the road
- Outside the right-of-way
Causes Of Hartford Car Accidents
- Failure to keep the car in the proper lane
- Following too closely
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Improper turns
- Improper backing
- Improper passing
- Running a red light
- Speeding through a stop sign
- Reckless, negligent, or careless driving behaviors, such as distracted driving, drunk or drugged driving, fatigued driving, etc.
There are various reasons that car accidents occur in Hartford, but the statistics point to driver negligence and human error as the main causes.
Lighting And Weather Conditions For Car Accidents In Hartford
The majority, 82.93%, of car crashes in Hartford happened when the weather was actually clear. Cloudy and rainy weather only accounted for approximately 13% of all car accident cases. Clear road conditions were noted in most of these crashes as well. In addition, more than 83.76% of crashes happened on dry roadways, while roadways were wet only in 12.78% of accidents.
When it comes to lighting conditions, 68.24% of crashes happened during daylight, 25.04% of crashes happened during dark and lighted conditions, and 2.51% of crashes occurred in the dark and not lighted conditions.
Unfortunately, the number of car crashes that happen in broad daylight on dry roadways with clear skies suggests that driver negligence is the leading cause of car accidents when compared to inclement weather, defective roads, or poor lighting conditions.
Discuss Your Case With A Skilled Manchester Roadside Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love has been seriously hurt or killed in a Hartford car accident, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Berman & Russo for legal guidance. You can set up a free case evaluation with our Manchester roadside lawyer by sending us a message online or calling 860-644-1548.