Shelton police release details on three-car crash

A Shelton driver has been issued an infraction in the Friday, Sept. 20 three-vehicle accident that led to Mohegan Road being closed for an extended period during a peak driving time.

Firefighters had to extricate a driver from a vehicle that flipped onto its side.

On Sept. 20 at about 4 p.m., police, fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at Mohegan Road near Pennsylvania Avenue.

According to the police report, a Hyundai sedan was traveling east on Mohegan Road (toward Walnut Tree Hill/Ripton Road) and crossed the double yellow line and struck a Mazda SUV traveling west on Mohegan Road (toward Trumbull). This caused the Mazda to roll over, police said.

The operator of the Mazda had to be extricated from the vehicle. Firefighters used ladders, metal rods and other equipment to remove the Mazda SUV occupant, who was taken to the hospital.

Police said a Chevrolet SUV was traveling behind the Hyundai and then struck the Hyundai because the Hyundai had re-entered the proper lane, but was facing sideways.

The operator of the Hyundai, David Manning, 26, of Shelton, was issued and infraction for failure to drive in the proper lane.

Traffic was diverted

Mohegan Road was closed for about two hours to exticate the driver and for investigative reasons. Fire personnel directed traffic in both directions to turn around to avoid the scene.

The accident occurred on Mohegan Road between Pennsylvania Avenue and the A&F Mohegan Sunoco gas station.