.

Video: Car Goes Airborne, Crashes Into Connecticut Store

Calls to 9-1-1 moments after report seeing a car fly airborne through the parking lot at 100 mph.

Vehicle crashes into Fairfield, Conn. Cumberland Farms, March 24.
Vehicle crashes into Fairfield, Conn. Cumberland Farms, March 24.
By Aaron Boyd

Fairfield, Connecticut – Police released video footage Tuesday of a car going airborne and careening into the front of a store Monday night.

The incident, which was caught by a camera at a car dealership across the street, sent four people to the hospital — including the female driver and an 18-month-old girl that was in a parked car — though luckily all with non-life threatening injuries.

The first call to 9-1-1 came at 8:48 p.m. from inside the Cumberland Farms store, with three more panicked calls coming in to police within the minute.

Callers reported the car barreling off the interstate exit at what seemed like 100 mph, crashing into barriers and other vehicles before slamming into the front of the building and catching fire.

Police have yet to release the woman’s identity but said she had an international driver’s license issued in Guatemala.

The investigation is ongoing into what caused the accident, though police stated Monday that charges are likely unless there are medical issues or some other extenuating circumstances.

Trending on Patch is a category showcasing popular stories from across Patch's network of 900 local news sites.
dj March 27, 2014 at 08:20 AM
How is this local news to New Jersey, this is Connecticut?
Craigar March 27, 2014 at 12:37 PM
@nascarblue - did you read the same article that John Strother read? The article does NOT say the driver of the car had a baby in it. The baby was in a parked car that was injured in the crash. Do you people not know how to read?
Craigar March 27, 2014 at 12:53 PM
@DJ, @KCO, @Dean Beattie - if you actually read and follow Patch, you would know they have been doing doing this for several months now. "Trending on Patch is a category showcasing popular stories from across Patch's network of 900 local news sites." If you are not interested, then don't click on any link in the category "Trending on Patch" and you won't be disappointed.
charles March 27, 2014 at 05:45 PM
I was hit by a driver on Park Ave. in New York City by a woman with an international drivers license. Many witnesses, stating she was in the wrong. Guess what? My insurance had to fix my car, using my deductible. Oh , she claimed her drivers license was forgotten and was in Europe.......yet, she was in a rented car. Go figure. My summation: This person should not even be in this country. The person that gave her a driving test (if she had one) should be fired from his/her job as not qualified.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »