Five Died in Connecticut Car Accidents Over the Holiday

The Connecticut Post reported that five people were killed over the Thanksgiving holiday period in four separate Connecticut auto accidents.

An 84-year-old man was among the dead, killed in a four-car Connecticut car accident on Thursday when the driver rear-ended another car in slowed traffic, causing a pile-up.

Police statistics revealed that there were a total of 408 Connecticut auto accidents on state highways and byways during the five-day period. 1,468 speeding tickets were issued, 833 drivers were cited for failing to wear a seat belt, and 67 arrests were made for driving while intoxicated.

Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort), the push over the holidays by law enforcement to reduce the number of Connecticut car accidents also resulted in 1,203 citations issued for other more minor traffic infractions.