Monroe had three rollover crashes over the weekend

MONROE, CT — Police officers, firefighters and Monroe Emergency Medical Service personnel responded to three rollover crashes from Friday to Saturday. No serious injuries were reported.

At approximately 4:16 p.m. on Friday, emergency responders were called to a one-vehicle-accident on Old Tannery Road.

Police said an 18-year-old Shelton woman told officers she drove a Nissan Versa west on Route 110, when she blew past the left turn she wanted to make onto Old Tannery Road, near Monroe Center Cemetery.

She turned around in the Whitney Farms Golf Course parking lot and headed east, but was still going too fast to make the right turn onto Old Tannery, police said.

The Nissan struck the curb at a high rate of speed, collided with a nearby tree and overturned onto its roof, off the roadway, according to the report.

The driver and her passenger were evaluated by EMS at the scene, but refused medical transport. She was issued a ticket for failure to drive in the proper lane and her vehicle was towed.

Slippery conditions

The other two rollover crashes occurred on Saturday, a day of snow flurries, which caused wet, slushy and icy conditions, according to police.

At around 6:31 p.m., a 20-year-old Berlin, Conn., man headed east on Bug Hill Road in a Ford Ranger, when he went into a skid around a curve and lost control of the vehicle, police said.

The driver reportedly told police he over-corrected, causing him to drive off the right side of the road, where his Ford flipped onto its driver’s side in the 120-block of the street.

EMS personnel evaluated the driver and his passenger at the scene, but both refused transport. Police said the driver was issued a ticket for traveling too fast for conditions and his vehicle was towed.

At approximately 8:26 p.m., a 19-year-old Sandy Hook man driving a 2005 Saturn lost control of his vehicle on Hammertown Road, near Garder Road.

Police said the Saturn left the right side of the roadway, struck a rock at edge of the road and flipped over, before coming to rest partially on its roof atop a large rock and a brook.

The driver, who was issued a warning for traveling too fast for conditions, was evaluated by EMS but refused medical transport, police said, adding the vehicle was towed.

Unemployment scam

A Monroe woman reported an incident of fraud Thursday after the Connecticut Department of Labor informed her that someone applied for unemployment benefits on her behalf.

Police said the victim immediately told her employer about the fraudulent filing before lodging a police complaint.

She was advised to report the incident to the Social Security Administration, the three major credit bureaus and any banking institutions she does business with.

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