NO INJURIES IN MORNING CRASH
Police and firefighters attend the scene of a three-vehicle collision at Erie and West Gore streets on Friday.
A three-vehicle collision slowed traffic to a crawl through the intersection of Erie and West Gore streets Friday morning, but police say there were no injuries.
A Ford Ranger pickup truck, Ford Focus hatchback and Buick Rendezvous were involved in the incident, which happened around 10:45 a.m., police say. An elderly woman with a walker was helped out of the passenger side of the Focus, but all three drivers and their passengers were not hurt.
“No injuries at this time,” Michael Pender, Stratford police’s acting road sergeant, said at the scene.
Police did not say if any charges were going to be laid.
“The investigation is still ongoing,” Pender said.
The first snowfall of the year hit the city Thursday night and left the roads “a bit slippery” Friday morning, Pender said.
Surprisingly, though, there weren’t many crashes throughout the city. Fire Chief John Paradis said the department did not respond to any motor-vehicle col- lisions Thursday night or Friday morning, except for the incident on Erie Street. Stratford police Insp. Gerry Foster – acting chief as of Saturday – said there were four collisions, but only “one was attributable to road conditions.”
A Stratford police officer speaks to a man near one of the vehicles involved in a collision at Erie and West Gore streets on Friday.