According to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, 104,187 motor vehicle accidents occurred in the state in 2008. Of this number, 280 fatalities occurred. Additionally, 2,362 of these injuries resulted from wrecks in which alcohol was suspected to be a contributing factor. Figures like these are compiled by the Department of Transportation each year in a aggregated report.
Typically, these reports include information based on roadways and are maintained by the state. Much of the information derives from car accident reports prepared and submitted by law enforcement agencies throughout the state. Motor vehicle accidents resulting in fatalities or injuries or causing property damage that exceeds $1,000 must be reported to the Department of Transportation. This responsibility typically falls upon the law enforcement officials who investigate the accident. They are required to file a copy of the accident report with the Department of Transportation.