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Stolen vehicle crashes in Danbury, leaves passengers with serious injuries

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Danbury police (WFSB file photo) Danbury police (WFSB file photo)
DANBURY, CT (WFSB) -

A man and woman suffered “serious injuries” after a crash involving a stolen motor vehicle in Danbury on Thursday morning.

An officer was working a roadside construction assignment in the area of Main and Center Streets around 10:40 a.m. when police said he saw a 1997 Ford Explorer he knew to be stolen.

Police said the officer followed the vehicle in his own personal vehicle after calling it in to dispatchers.Police said that unidentified officer attempted to stop the vehicle.
However, the driver fled the area, according to police.

Police said the driver of the Explorer, 32-year-old Ricardo Andre, of Danbury, headed south on Mountainville Road and misjudged a left turn near the intersection of Mountain Road. Police said Andre hit a state traffic commission sign, a utility pole support cable and the utility pole itself.

The stolen vehicle went off the road, which caused it to roll over onto the grass of a nearby property.

Andre was able to get out of the Explorer on his own, however police said his female passenger was ejected from the vehicle. Both were transported to Danbury Hospital for serious injuries.

Police have not identified the woman involved in the crash.   

During their investigation, police learned that the Explorer had been reported stolen and was towed to state police troop barracks in Southbury.

The investigation into the crash remains active and on-going. It is being conducted by the Connecticut State Police Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad. Anyone with any information is asked to call state police at 860-779-4917 or email gregory.trahan@ct.gov.

Danbury police said they are conducting an internal investigation.

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