Sen. Hwang on I-95 wrong way crash: “More work to do.“

January 16, 2024

For Immediate Release

Sen. Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield), the Ranking Senator on the Transportation Committee, issued the following statement regarding the fatal Sunday morning wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 South in Branford which shut down the interstate for several hours.

“As this latest fatal wrong-way driving tragedy is assessed by law enforcement, we as state policymakers must also review our ongoing efforts to make our roads safer. The upgrades of more than 230 ‘high-risk’ highway off-ramps must continue. We recently passed the bipartisan ‘Vision Zero’ safety law and wrong-way driving prevention legislation.  But we need to keep moving the safety needle by addressing impaired driving and distracted driving as well as speeding. Addressing impaired and distracted driving is critical to preventing these terrible roadway tragedies.  As this latest tragedy shows, we still have much more work to do to improve and ensure safety on our roadways.”