A 43-year-old man is in custody facing multiple criminal charges after allegedly attempting to flee the scene of an accident in which he reportedly crashed his vehicle into a home in Ansonia, Connecticut. Authorities report no injuries as a result of the crash, and no one was in the home at the time.
Law enforcement in Derby, Connecticut, alerted Ansonia authorities of a car driving erratically in the direction of their town at approximately noon on Monday. Shortly thereafter, a surveillance camera captured dramatic footage of the collision between the car and the house.
Not only did the vehicle crash into the home, but it also rolled over after going airborne. The surveillance footage shows it going up on the curb and clipping a street sign when trying to take a corner, then smashing through a hedge border.
Despite the driver’s alleged attempt to depart from the scene, authorities were able to locate him quickly and make an arrest. Charges against the driver include traveling the wrong way on a one-way street, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, no insurance, theft of license plates, misuse of plates, reckless driving and evading responsibility. Authorities also charged him with possession of drug paraphernalia after allegedly finding a glass crack pipe on his person upon his arrest.
Authorities stated that no one was in the home at the time of the collision, but it is not clear whether anyone resides there. Had any occupants been present, they could have received serious injuries in the crash. Individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of a car accident may wish to contact an attorney.