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Personal injury: elderly woman attacked by animal activist's dog

Animal lovers often treat their beloved pets as much more than pets, viewing them instead as family members. These owners might have a blind spot for worrisome and aggressive behaviors. Refusing to acknowledge the danger that a pet poses can lead to devastating personal injury incidents, such as the recent death of an elderly woman in Connecticut.

The 95-year-old woman was visiting the mother of Annie Hornish, a former state representative and an activist for animal rights. Shortly after entering the home, a 4-year-old pit bull jumped at the elderly visitor -- who required the assistance of a walker -- causing her to fall backward. The dog then attacked the woman, primarily targeting the lower half of her body. She suffered severe injuries and was transported to an area facility, where she later died.

Reckless behavior causes motor vehicle accidents

When a reckless driver causes a car accident that leads to serious injury, he or she can generally be held responsible for that dangerous behavior. Many motor vehicle accident victims in Connecticut choose to do so by pursuing personal injury claims. However, it is not enough to simply say that the other driver was reckless.

Demonstrating that a driver was reckless is also demonstrating his or her liability for an injury. But what does recklessness mean? When a driver acts recklessly behind the wheel, it means that he or she either knew or should have reasonably known that those actions would most likely cause harm. It does not mean that the driver intended to cause harm.

Bus accident sends 2 teens to hospital with head injuries

Going to school is usually uneventful for most teenagers in Connecticut. Unfortunately, a recent accident turned what might have otherwise been a normal morning commute into something much more terrifying. Four students were involved in that wreck, two of whom suffered serious head injuries.

The wreck happened at approximately 7:15 a.m., when there were four students aboard a bus on their way to school. Police believe that a 30-year-old driver is responsible for the collision between his vehicle and the students' bus. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle because the roads were wet, and he hit the front end of the school bus with the side of his own car.

Motor vehicle accidents: Connecticut officer under investigation

Most people have made decisions that they regret at some point during their lives. Making a mistake does not mean that a person is bad, but some people end up facing harsher consequences for their decisions than other people do. When mistakes may have involved motor vehicle accidents, these individuals might be criminally charged.

A Connecticut police officer was apparently involved in an accident that left a mother and her daughter injured. On Sept. 25, 2019, the officer apparently drove through a stop sign and then collided head-on with the mother's vehicle. The extent of the mother's and daughter's injuries are not clear, and apparently the officer was also injured.

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