Several people, including a Stamford police officer were injured in a Connecticut car crash on Sunday. The auto accident occurred on Washington Boulevard (Route 137) at about 2 a.m. when the driver of a 2006 Honda Ridgeline made an illegal U-turn and collided with a police officer who was headed southbound.
According to reports, the police officer, Christopher Petrizzi, was on his way to investigate a stabbing that had been reported in the area when he ran into the passenger side of the Honda. Upon the collision, the Honda reportedly crashed into a retaining wall of an adjoining apartment complex after being pushed over the median and running into a light pole.
Both the police cruiser and the Honda sustained heavy damage, reported the Hartford Courant. Witnesses of the accident told police that both cars had green lights at the time of the accident. There is a “No Left Turn” sign posted where the driver of the Honda made the illegal U-turn.
Petrizzi suffered broken bones and soft tissue injuries. He was treated for his injuries at a nearby hospital. Four people from the other car were treated for non-life threatening injuries. the driver of the Honda has been identified as Victoria Church, 24.
No charges have been filed at this time.
Source: Hartford Courant
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