NEW CANAAN Police: Teens charged in crashes minutes apart
NEW CANAAN — Two teen drivers were cited for separate crashes that occurred within minutes of each other on Old Stamford Road last month, police said late Thursday.
The calls came in shortly after 9 p.m. on Sept. 5.
The first incident involved a BMW headed south on Old Stamford Road that went off the roadway and hit two trees, police said.
Two passengers were taken to Norwalk Hospital.
The front seat passenger had a significant leg injury and had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters, police said.
The driver, a 17-year-old New Canaan boy, was charged with reckless driving, violation passenger restrictions, passing in a no passing zone, risk of injury to a minor and firstdegree reckless endangerment.
The second crash involved a Volkswagen. Police said the driver lost control while headed south on Old Stamford Road, hitting a tree as he approached the scene of the first collision. There were no injuries.
The driver of the Volkswagen, a 17-year-old New Canaan boy, was charged with reckless driving, violating passenger restrictions, passing in a no passing zone and first-degree reckless endangerment.
Each driver was held on a $20,000 bond and given a Oct. 19 court date. Police said everyone involved in both crashes were New Canaan male juveniles ages 17 and younger.