Mar 252014

The victim's car sheered off a fire hydrant and broke a utility pole. (Photo by Jeff Cap)

The victim’s car sheered off a fire hydrant and broke a utility pole. (Photo by Jeff Cap)

On Tuesday, March 18, police and emergency personnel responded to a report of a 2 car accident including a rollover on the Boston Post Road at Lambert around 8 p.m.

The Orange Volunteer firefighters were conducting their weekly drill at Fire Station #2, just yards away from the scene and responded immediately.

According to police, a witness said a car was speeding Westbound on Route 1 (toward Milford) when it struck the rear of another vehicle forcing it to hit and break a utility pole and sheering off a fire hydrant.

The speeding vehicle rolled over onto its roof and slid to rest in the road in front of the Valero gas station next door to the firehouse. The driver landed in the back seat of his car.

The offending driver, Aaron Hall, 30, of 26 Bond St., New Haven was charged with reckless driving, failure to drive in a proper lane and failure to wear a seat belt.

A witness reportedly removed the 39-year-old New Haven woman from the car that Hall struck.

Both drivers were transported to hospitals with minor injuries and tow trucks removed both vehicles from the scene.

The accident scene was shocking and prompted several e-mails and inquiries to Orange Live.

On March 24 after the police report was completed we were able to obtain enough information for the above story as well as permission to publish photos and video taken by resident Jeff Cap.

Asst. Police Chief Anthony Cuozzo said police remind everyone to drive responsibly. Don’t speed, and follow the rules of the road.


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