A serious crash on Interstate 95 in Fairfield was caught on camera and Connecticut State Police are using the video to reinforce the importance of the mover over law.
Bridgeport resident Yoni Rojas, 21, was arrested after state police said his Nissan Maxima “plowed into another vehicle on” the southbound side of I-95 around 1 a.m.
A two-vehicle accident occurred just north of exit 19 and as troopers are talking with those involved in the crash, Rojas can be seen driving into the two vehicles parked on the right shoulder and the cruiser.
Police said the Nissan Maxima was seen traveling “at a high rate of speed.”
“The Maxima veered right, coming within inches of the cruiser in the right shoulder and violently striking one of the vehicles involved in the original two-vehicle accident,” Trooper Kelly Grant said in a statement on Friday.
The highway is our office slow down & move over. Minor injuries, but no doubt everyones heart stopped for a second. pic.twitter.com/rJMYHE8PHN— CT State Police (@CT_STATE_POLICE) November 27, 2015
Neither Troopers nor the drivers suffered serious injuries, but police said Rojas sustained “minor injuries.”
“Although this particular incident is not a Move over Law violation, it stresses the dangers of the being stopped on the highway, even if you are in the shoulder and one of the many reasons motorists are required to Move Over when approaching stopped emergency vehicles,” Grant said.
Rojas was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, misuse of plates, and failure to meet minimum insurance coverage and failure to maintain lane. He was arraigned at Bridgeport Superior Court on Friday morning.
Rojas is being held on $2,500 bond
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