Car explodes after crash in Hartford, 2 dead

Two people were killed in a fatal car crash that led to an explosion in Hartford on October 11.

According to the Hartford police, witnesses heard a loud explosion and found a car burning in a parking lot near the intersection of Main and Windsor Streets. A man was found severely burned inside the car while another man was found on a nearby sidewalk.

Both victims were pronounced dead and have not been identified.

A surveillance video provided by a nearby business showed the explosion. The vehicle was seen speeding against traffic when it hit a curb, flipped over, and exploded. An eyewitness also said that the car was speeding on the wrong side of the road.

The police are conducting an investigation and consider speed as a factor in the crash.

Thousands of sunscreen lotions with harmful contaminants recalled

sunscreenThousands of sunscreen lotion tubes for babies and kids have been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer – W.S. Badger Co. Inc. – due to possible microbial contamination that may harm users. NBC News broke news of the recall on Wednesday, September 25.

The recall affects 30,000 tubes of 4 oz. SPF 30 baby and kids’ sunscreen lotion that may contain harmful Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Candida parapsilosis, and Acremonium fungi. The contaminants in the recalled sunscreen lotions may cause illnesses to humans and animals.

Though the products passed the required test before its release, its manufacturer said the preservatives used in the lotions “had been compromised” when it was routinely tested again. There have been no reports of illnesses as of yet.

The firm assured the public that they will conduct further testing of the recalled products to prevent the problem from happening again.

Fortunately, no one is reported to have been harmed by this dangerous product. However, at the Law Offices of Paul Levin, our lawyers know that many adults and children in Connecticut suffer serious losses as a result of negligent manufacturers and dangerous products. Call 860.560.7226 to talk with us if you have gone through such a situation and need legal help.

Car crashes into utility pole, 1 dead

A West Haven High School graduate died on Monday, September 23 after his car crashed into a utility pole, police said.

18-year old A.J. Cedillo died at Yale-New Haven Hospital due to serious, life-threatening injuries he sustained in the crash. His passengers, three teenage girls, are alive but were also severely injured. One has been already released, while the other two “have a long road to recovery,” according to the police.

The accident occurred along westbound Indian River Road on the afternoon of Friday, September 20 around 4 p.m. Cedillo lost control of his black Subaru sedan and swerved off the road.

According to witnesses, they heard a loud screeching, then a large bang around a corner of 85 Indian Road.

The primary cause of the accident is still under investigation by the authorities.