Police pursuit leads to crash, serious injuries - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Police pursuit leads to crash, serious injuries

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Crews were called to a crash in New Haven on Tuesday (WFSB) Crews were called to a crash in New Haven on Tuesday (WFSB)
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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut State Police are investigating a serious crash in New Haven on Tuesday afternoon, that was the result of a police pursuit.

A 1998 Honda Civic, which was being driven by 21-year-old, New Haven man Christopher Viilot, was traveling northbound on Route 10, which is also known as Ella T. Grasso Boulevard, near the Route 34, which is also known as Derby Avenue, intersection around 12:15 p.m., according to police.  

Police said 71-year-old, Derby woman Barbara Rosner was driving a 2005 Volvo S40 westbound on Route 34 near the Route 10.

When both vehicles entered the intersection, police said the “Honda Civic's front end collided into the Volvo S40's left side.” That impact caused the Volvo to crash into a metal beam guardrail.

Police said once the Civic was stopped, Viilot fled the area on foot.

West Haven police spokesperson Sgt. David Tammaro said the Civic involved in the crash had fled from officers who were trying to conduct a traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon. 

Villot was later located and treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital for minor injuries. 

Police said Rosner suffered “serious, but non-life-threatening injuries” and was also taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Two passengers in the Honda, Justin Marrero and Kenneth Villot, both of New Haven, were also injured in the crash. State police said they were also taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

The Connecticut State Police - Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Squad was asked to assume the investigation at the request of the New Haven State's Attorney's Office. Anyone with any information is asked to call state police at 860-848-6579.

The intersection of Ella Grasso Boulevard and Derby Avenue was closed for an investigation but it has since reopened.

No arrests have been made at this time. 

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