According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 31 million emergency department visits related to unintentional injuries in 2011, and more than 130,000 unintentional injury deaths. Sadly, people who behave in a reckless manner aren’t the only ones at risk of serious injuries.
Bicycle accidents almost always end with injuries. Fortunately, fatal bike crashes in Connecticut are rare. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only three bicyclists lost their lives in this state in 2014, but many more sustained life-changing injuries that affected their careers, relationships, and quality of life.
Whether you’re attending the West Hartford Memorial Day Parade or hitting the downtown bars, our city has plenty of options for enjoying the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, drunk-driving rates tend to spike on Memorial Day.