Contact Us
Newtown Daily Voice serves Bethel & Newtown
Return to your home site

Menu

Newtown Daily Voice serves Bethel & Newtown

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Multi-Car Crash Involving Overturned Vehicle Causes Stop-Go I-684 Delays
Police & Fire

Greenwich Man Arrested For Driving In Wrong Lane, Hitting Woman, Police Say

Port Chester police arrested a man who allegedly drove in the wrong lane to pass traffic and hit and seriously injured a woman getting out of a taxi.
Port Chester police arrested a man who allegedly drove in the wrong lane to pass traffic and hit and seriously injured a woman getting out of a taxi. Photo Credit: File

A driver who was impatient with stalled traffic decided to cross the double yellow lines and drive in the wrong direction to pass has been charged with seriously injuring a woman getting out of a taxi cab in Westchester, police said.

Nelson Velasquez-Flores, 41, of Greenwich, was arrested following the incident around 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10, on Neuton Avenue, near the corner of Fairview Avenue, in Port Chester, said Port Chester Police Lt. Charles Nielsen.

The 49-year-old woman, from Port Chester, who was getting out of a cab, was standing in the roadway when she was hit and pinned under the car. Port Chester firefighters had to free her from underneath the vehicle, Nielsen said.

She was taken to Westchester Medical Center with serious injuries, he added.

Nielsen said Velasquez-Flores, who stayed at the scene, was found not to have a driver's license.

He was arrested and charged with felony reckless endangerment, and other traffic violations. He was released on bond.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Newtown Daily Voice!

Serves Bethel & Newtown

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Newtown Daily Voice!

Serves Bethel & Newtown

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.