MONROE, CT — First responders were called to three motor vehicle crashes over the past few days, including one involving an extraction on Teller Road, a two-vehicle accident involving an Amazon delivery truck on Elm Street, and a rollover crash on Elm Street that led to a DUI.
Two people were taken to a hospital by Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service volunteers following a two-vehicle crash on Teller Road early Tuesday morning.
Firefighters had to remove the doors and roof to extricate an injured driver from one vehicle, according to the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 Facebook page.
Police said the crash occurred at the intersection with Jenny Ridge Lane at around 7:10 a.m. No further details were released Tuesday.
In another incident on Monday, police said callers reported seeing a black Chevrolet pickup truck driven off the road in a possible rollover crash on Elm Street at around 7:21 p.m.
Police said the truck ended up a the driveway in the 240-block of Elm Street, facing east with heavy damage all over the vehicle. Firefighters who responded to the call said the truck went through a fence, before ending up in the driveway.
The driver, John Makara, 66, of Senior Drive in Monroe, had the odor of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his person, police said, adding his performance on field sobriety tests were not done to standard.
Makara was charged with DUI and failure to maintain the proper lane. He was released on $400 bond for a Sept. 28 court date.
First responders received a call for another crash on Elm Street on Sunday, at approximately 3:16 p.m.
A 19-year-old Derby man told police he was driving north on Elm Street when he saw an Amazon delivery truck coming from Twin Brook Terrace go through a stop sign and collide with his Toyota Camry.
Police said the truck continued moving, veering onto a property on Red Coat Lane and hitting a bush and a tree.
The delivery driver, a 23-year-old New Haven man, was issued a warning for failure to obey a stop sign.
Firefighters also responded to the crash.