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Gov. Dan Malloy Looks To Remove Dangerous Trees Along Connecticut Roadways

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Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy views Irene's damage from a National Guard Helicopter - Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Governor's Office)

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy views Irene’s damage from a National Guard Helicopter – Aug 29, 2011 (credit: Governor’s Office)

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HARTFORD, CT (WCBS 880) - Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy wants to make it safer for drivers in his state.

WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau On The Story

Trees along the parkways, most of them sitting in saturated ground, can pose a huge hazard.

Just this June, a Massachusetts man was killed as he was driving along the Merritt Parkway in Stamford during a heavy rainstorm.

A large tree smashed the car and blew out the windows, killing 74-year-old Norman Gamache.

His passenger escaped injury.

Malloy is now looking for an aggressive plan to remove some of these trees near the parkways and roadways.

A few years ago, a Pelham, New York couple died when a huge tree limb crashed on to their SUV in Westport. A lawsuit was filed against the state in that case.

What do you think should be done to make it safer for drivers in Connecticut? Sound off in the comments section below.

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