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Crashes During Westport Police Chase

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by luciani634, Jan 1, 2008.

  1. luciani634

    luciani634 Member
    Messages: 60

    A suspected shoplifter being pursued by Westport police crashed his car head-on into a parked pickup truck today on Coleytown Road near Easton Road after a high speed chase on the Merritt Parkway.
    The man was injured in the crash and taken to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS.

    During the chase, the suspect tossed items out of his window apparently taken from Parfumerie Douglas Cosmetics at 57 Main St., according to detectives who recovered some of the merchandise.

    Two water company workers had just left an equipment box next to where the crash occurred and were uninjured.

    "Someone was looking out for me,” said one of the men who had just entered an underground work area at Coletyown Road and Easton Road.

    The men are employed by Aquarion Water Company of Connecticut which also owns the pickup truck hit by the suspect.

    Police were called by the store shortly after 1 p.m. and given a description of the alleged shoplifter and his car. An officer spotted the vehicle on Wilton Road and attempted to pull the driver over, according to detectives.

    The car did not stop and got on the Merritt Parkway at Exit 41 and headed north at speeds of more than 70 miles per hour, according to police.

    The suspect exited the parkway at Exit 42 in Westport, headed north on Weston Road, then turned on to Lyons Plains Road, then Coleytown Road and crashed into the truck just before the intersection with Easton Road.

    A snowplow on the truck took the brunt of the crash and appeared little damaged while the suspect’s car was heavily damaged in the front.


  2. stcroixjoe

    stcroixjoe Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    that plow is jacked!!!!!!!!:eek:
  3. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,593

    Probably get a good deal on that truck-Aquarion has dozens of trucks and there all brand new.
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    That plow should stack pretty well now.:dizzy:
  5. Mysticlandscape

    Mysticlandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 689

    Anyone else travel with their blade that high?
  6. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    Looks like it may help solve the cooling problem. It looks like a lot of air will be able to get under it to cool the motor. Seeing, now that looks like a whole nother problem.
  7. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    that frame must be bent. I will give them $3,000 right now. I will write the check tomarrow :p
  8. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    hey anything can happen out there.....everyone be careful
  9. topdj

    topdj Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I would have love to see that car if he hit a Highway plow truck :D
  10. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    i dont get it, all that for a few dollars in stolen stuff ??....wonder what would have happened to the P.D. if that crash resulted in the deaths of those involved ???

    the police depts really need to rethink there chase protocols IMO
  11. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,709

    I look at it this way....your a criminal, you run, you should be chased like the hounds of hell
  12. WingPlow

    WingPlow Senior Member
    Messages: 634

    really ???, so the fact that innocent people are hurt and killed every year by police chases dosent matter ??
    i agree there times when cops do need to go after someone but a shoplifter ????

    keep your eyes on the papers cuz i,m sure theres gonna be repercussions over this..
  13. 1978K20

    1978K20 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    The front frame rails on that truck may be bent. Trans may be damaged also.
  14. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Thats a new High-Lift Plow !!!!
  15. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Was it worth it for the cops to chase a guy for some stolen cosmetics? What if the guy hit your wife and kids car instead of that plow truck? The cops in that state need to get the Prosecutors Office to draft up some new "Chase Rules" so innocent people don't end up dead! :gunsfiring:
  16. TLC Snow Div.

    TLC Snow Div. Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    Imagine if that truck had a plastic blade like a Sno-Way, it would look almost as bad as that car.
  17. AndyTblc

    AndyTblc Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    now they can pile the snow a lot higher.
  18. PolyPlowBoss

    PolyPlowBoss Member
    Messages: 42

    Today's generation just don't have the morals and work ethics. Nobody wants to work anymore. All these kids with their hats on crooked, trying to be a gangbanger.
    I am always having problems with hiring people. They want to do very little work and they want all the money.:angry:
  19. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    I'm pretty sure that guys car is jacked too!!! lol
  20. groundbreakers

    groundbreakers Senior Member
    Messages: 824

    wow kinda looked like mine in jan of 07 after my accident