U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants to end rollaway car deaths after a woman died in New Canaan.
If a driver cuts their car’s ignition but forgets to put it in park, the vehicle can roll away — sometimes with deadly results. It usually happens with keyless ignition systems. Kathleen Hofer was killed with her grandson in her arms three years ago when she accidentally left her car in drive. It rolled back and pinned her underneath the vehicle. Her son, Karl Hofer, says her death was entirely preventable.