May 30, 2011
There's an invasion happening in the town of Waterbury, Connecticut. An invasion by little, green men. Normally, hearing this would be cause for alarm, but not in this case. These little, green men come with a message to the drivers who are cutting through a normally quiet neighborhood, and that message is "Slow Down!''
According to The Republican American, parents living in the Glenwood Ave. area are buying short, plastic caution signs shaped like a child holding a flag, in hopes that drivers will take caution in the area of children playing and slow down. Residents say that driver's speed through the neighborhood in order to avoid red lights at the Middlebury Road intersection.
Accidents involving children in the street are more common than expected. Last week, a car in another Waterbury neighborhood struck a young girl. The Republican American stated that the 4-year-old ran between two parked cars on the 800 block of Baldwin Street, where a passing vehicle struck the child. Police Sgt. Mike Slavin said that the girl was hospitalized with minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery. The accident is still under investigation.
The Connecticut auto accident attorneys at Carter Mario Injury Lawyers say that you should talk to witnesses of the accident first if a car injures your child. Contact the insurance company immediately, but do not speak to adjustors or sign anything without consulting an attorney first. Fast answers to your questions are available here.