Several injured in crash involving dump truck in North Haven - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Several injured in crash involving dump truck in North Haven

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State and Skiff streets was closed after crash in North Haven on Wednesday morning. (WFSB) State and Skiff streets was closed after crash in North Haven on Wednesday morning. (WFSB)
A van from Area Cooperative Educational Services was involved in the crash. (WFSB) A van from Area Cooperative Educational Services was involved in the crash. (WFSB)
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (WFSB) -

Several people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving a dump truck in North Haven on Wednesday morning.

Police said a dump truck crashed into three vehicles on Skiff Street just before 10 a.m., police said. 

Callers told police that the Mineri Excavating dump truck “lost his brakes” and then, “went through the intersection striking several vehicles.”

The intersection of State and Skiff streets was closed for about an hour for the police investigation.

Police did not say how many people, but those injured were rushed “to area hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.”

Police said the truck was never supposed to be on Skiff Street, and there are signs saying that. But Bana Jalabi said living in the area for 10 years, it is rare for anyone to abide by those signs.

"It's always busy, there's no sidewalks and I didn't allow my children to cross the street," Jalabi said.

A van for Area Cooperative Educational Services was also involved in the crash. ACES officials said the driver was being checked out for injuries at a hospital. No students were involved in the crash, ACES officials said.  

The Connecticut State Police Truck Squad is helping the North Haven Police Department with the investigation into the crash.

Police did serve Mineri with a ticket. The company had no comment.

The Department of Motor Vehicles said the last inspection was done two years ago. One truck had to be taken out of service, but only for minor issues.

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