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Driver faces charges for motorcycle fatality

Sometimes, when there is a fatality from an accident involving a motorcycle rider, the inherent added danger of riding on a motorcycle may lead to inaccurate perceptions about the cause of the accident. However, the reality is that every case is different, and in one case, here in Connecticut, it may be that a recent collision was the fault of the driver of the car involved.

New Haven woman charged with manslaughter in fatal car accident

Authorities brought a first-degree manslaughter charge against a New Haven woman after they determined she might have been driving more than 50 miles over the posted speed limit when she slammed into another vehicle, killing that car's driver.

Car backing into street hits motorcyclist, critically injures him

Motorcyclists often get blamed when they're injured in an accident. However, in many cases, motorcycle riders are hurt in crashes through no fault of their own. Recently, a 19-year-old man from Moosup suffered life-threatening injuries when the motorcycle he was riding was struck by a car in Plainfield. The car was driven by a 17-year-old who was backing out of his driveway when he hit the motorcyclist. The rider of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet, but had to be airlifted to an area hospital due to his injuries.

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