Head-on crash by Stevenson Dam sends driver to Bridgeport Hospital

MONROE, CT — A 60-year-old Waterbury man was issued an infraction after losing control of his black 2007 Honda Civic, crossing the center line and hitting a white 2021 Ford F-550 Super Duty head-on near Stevenson Dam Monday morning.

The Waterbury man was taken to Bridgeport Hospital by Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel for treatment of his injuries, according to police.

The other driver, a 22-year-old Bridgeport man, and his passenger, a 34-year-old man from Bridgeport, were evaluated at the scene by EMS for minor injuries and declined further treatment, police said.

At approximately 9:51 a.m., police responded to the two-vehicle-crash on Route 34.

Police said the driver of the Civic was heading west and had just gone over the dam, before slipping on the icy roadway on a sharp right curve, crossing over the double yellow center line and hitting the truck coming the other way.

The Waterbury man reportedly told officers he stepped on his brake while approaching the curve, causing his vehicle to go into a slide, according to police.

He was issued an infraction for driving too fast for conditions.

Driver falls asleep …

A 20-year-old Elmsford, N.Y., man told officers he fell asleep, while driving his blue 2010 Toyota RAV4 south on Route 25 (Main Street), before being involved in a crash on Victoria Drive early Wednesday morning.

At approximately 7 a.m., police said the Toyota crossed over the double yellow center line, went into the north bound lane, continued off the road and into an open field, before crossing over Victoria Drive, hitting curbs, and knocking over a “turn only” sign and a light-post.

The driver told officers he was not injured and his vehicle was towed by Bud’s Towing with medium front end damage, police said. He was issued an infraction for failure to drive in the proper lane.

Disputing fines from Maryland

An 84-year-old Monroe woman told officers she received a notice of violation from the state of Maryland for toll booth violations committed by a vehicle with a license plate she no longer uses.

The total amount of the penalties and accrued surcharges was over $66 for a violation that occurred in May and two more in July, police said.

The notice of violation was dated Oct. 27 and police said the Monroe woman needed to file a police report to dispute the charges.

She reportedly supplied documents of the vehicle committing the violations, which show the plate on a dark colored Nissan Sentra, which she does not own or operate, police said, adding she is still in possession of both of her registration plates.

She was advised to contact the collection agency and the Maryland Transportation Authority to dispute the charges.

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