Thursday, January 12, 2012

SUVs Crash Into Two Downtown Markets; Multiple Victims Hospitalized

Two crashes by out of control, red light running and speeding SUVs have recently plagued food stores in Downtown New Haven, near Yale University.

Image from the January 12th crash and reporting below from NHRegister. Updates will be posted here.

NEW HAVEN, 1/12/12 - One person was hospitalized after a two vehicle crash sent a Jeep into the front of a convenience store. The accident happened just before noon at the corner of George and Day streets. The impact sent soda and toilet paper flying from shelves inside Cecilia's Market at 539 George Street.

An earlier report from the New Haven Independent:

New Haven, 12/7/2011:

Police have concluded that the driver of a pick-up was responsible for an early Wednesday morning crash that led firefighters to rescue a woman trapped inside a Jeep that smashed into the new Elm City Market co-op on Chapel Street.

The crash occurred around 6:30 a.m. The driver of a Dodge Ram was traveling south on State Street when he ran a red light, according to police spokesman Officer David Hartman. He hit a Jeep whose driver had been traveling west on Chapel Street.

The crash sent the Jeep “crashing and spinning” over the sidewalk on Chapel into a bus shelter, Hartman said. Then it crashed into a door and window at the Elm City Market. The woman was transported to Yale-New Haven Hospital, as were the two drivers, according to Gambardella.