Darien car flipped in New Canaan collision, seven sent to hospital
NEW CANAAN -- Seven people were sent to Norwalk Hospital after a Chevrolet Suburban carrying nine Darien teens collided with another car and landed on its roof.
According to the report, the Suburban was traveling eastbound on Michigan Road when it failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Smith Ridge Road and hit a MINI Cooper Friday, June 22, at 9:20 p.m.
When police arrived on scene, they found the Suburban upside down on its roof and four teens were standing near the vehicle, the police report said.
Seven of 11 individuals involved in the accident were transported to Norwalk Hospital for non-life threatening injuries, according to the report. Police said they have reason to believe alcohol had been consumed by individuals in the Suburban, however, police said they have not yet determined if the driver, a 17-year-old male, had consumed alcohol before driving. He was transported to the hospital for injuries.
The operator of the MINI Cooper was a 22-year-old male from Pound Ridge, N.Y. He and his passenger, a 27-year-old female from South Salem, N.Y., were transported to the hospital.
The Suburban carried passengers ranging from 16 to 18 years old and one whose age was not provided, police said. Five passengers from the Suburban are reported to have fled the scene. The police K-9 Unit tried to locate these individuals. Police said at least one passenger returned to the scene of the accident and one was found entering a cab on the same street near the scene.
Police were able to obtained the contact information of the other Suburban passengers, contacted their residences and spoke to the teens' parents. The parents confirmed they were aware of the accident and reported no injuries, the report said.
Charges are pending as police are still investigating the accident. Information regarding this incident is expected to be released within the week.
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