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Five Hospitalized After Crash Between Police Cruiser, Car With Teen Driver At Busy Intersection

A look at the damage sustained by the black Honda with four teenage passengers. Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police
Another look at the Honda. Photo Credit: Bridgeport Police

Five people were hospitalized after a crash involving a police cruiser and a passenger car with four teenage occupants at a busy intersection in Fairfield County overnight.

It happened around 12:40 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 in Bridgeport.

The Bridgeport Police vehicle was traveling northbound on Park Avenue en route to assist another officer on a call.

As the officer was approaching the intersection of Olive Street, a black Honda which was traveling eastbound on Olive Street failed to properly stop at the stop sign, Bridgeport Police said.

As the Honda crossed the intersection, it was struck by the police car traveling northbound, according to police.

Bridgeport Police officers, firemen, AMR and the Bridgeport Police Crash Investigation Unit responded to the scene.

The officer, identified as Ovelize Elena, was transported to St Vincent’s Hospital for non-life threatening minor injuries and released.

The operator of the other vehicle was identified as 18-year-old Luis Jymmy Perez was transported to St Vincent’s Hospital for non-life threatening minor injuries and was released.

The right-front passenger was identified as Jordi Cruz, also 18 years old. He was transported to St Vincents Hospital for non-life threatening minor injuries and released.

The left-rear passenger was identified as Juan Guaman, also 18. He was transported to Bridgeport Hospital for non-life threatening minor injuries and released.

The right rear passenger was identified as John Apolonio, 19. He was transported to Bridgeport Hospital for non-life threatening serious injuries.

All four occupants were from Bridgeport.

Bridgeport Police Crash Reconstructionist Officer Cynthia Dolyak is leading the investigation.

Anyone with additional Information is asked to contact the Bridgeport Police Department's Traffic Division at 203-576-7640.

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