Video: Driver Flees Police Checkpoint, Triggers 3-Car Crash in S. Norwalk [Update]

Car stolen in Bridgeport; was already involved in earlier collision in Norwalk.

Update 1:50 p.m., Wednesday:

A car involved in a rollover crash Tuesday night opposite police headquarters was stolen in Bridgeport and had already been involved in a two-car collision in Norwalk.

Both occupants of the car were arrested; one of whom remained
in Norwalk Hospital Wednesday morning as a result of injuries he sustained when the car rolled over and slammed into a beauty supply store on South Main Street.

The alleged driver, Lorenzo Glover, 22, of 832 Atlantic St., Bridgeport, was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree criminal trover, conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny, reckless driving, failure to obey an officer’s signal and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

His alleged passenger, Seth Williams, 22, of 261 Ely Ave., Norwalk, was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree criminal trover; conspiracy to commit third-degree larceny; illegal manufacture, distribution or sale of a prescription drug; failure to keep a prescription drug in its original container, possession of narcotics, and possession of narcotics near a school.

Both were held in lieu of posting $25,000 bond and given court dates of Aug. 18.

Williams was admitted to the hospital. Glover was not injured.

(Criminal trover entails forcibly entering a motor vehicle or removing its ignition, then using the vehicle, resulting in damage to it or reducing its value.)

The car, a red Honda, was reported stolen in Bridgeport Tuesday at around 5:30 a.m.

On Tuesday morning Norwalk police responded to a report of a hit-and-run accident on Concord Street near the Washington Village public housing project. The woman who’s car was struck got the license plate number of the evading vehicle, which turned out to be the Honda stolen in Bridgeport.

At 7:50 p.m., members of the department’s Community Policing force began a selective enforcement operation at South Main and Merritt Street, watching for motor vehicle violations.

About five minutes later, officers spotted a red Honda without a front license plate and ordered it to the curb. As an officer approached the stopped vehicle, it sped off, turning left onto South Main Street and heading northbound.

Moments later the car flipped over at South Main and Monroe streets, knocked down a no parking sign, and slid into the Four Girls Beauty Supply store.

At the same time, two other cars crashed near the intersection of South Main Street and Hanford Place, less than a block north of Monroe Street. On Wednesday morning police did not have an accident report available describing how they became involved in the incident.

Editor's note: This article originally was published at 8:33 p.m., Tuesday. It has been rewritten and is being republished at 1:50 p.m. Wednesday.

OLDTIMER August 10, 2011 at 02:23 PM
Other published stories report the police first tried to stop the car at So Main & Merritt St ,, which would have it traveling Northbound at the time of the accident.


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