Connecticut Dashcam Video Captures Scary Moment on Highway

28 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Car crash caught on trooper’s dashcam.

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut state trooper’s dashcam video has captured the frightening moments when two people involved in a car accident narrowly miss being hit by a speeding vehicle that suddenly careens off the road. A Bridgeport man was arrested after his vehicle — speeding up to 85 mph — came within inches of hitting four people, including two state troopers, on the shoulder of Interstate 95 early Friday, the Connecticut Post reported. Twenty-one-year-old Yoni Rojas of Bridgeport was arrested and charged with various motor vehicle violations, including reckless driving, after he drove into one of two cars involved in an earlier accident. Police arrested Rojas, who was charged with reckless endangerment, reckless driving, misuse of plates, failure to meet minimum insurance coverage, and failure to maintain a lane.

State police said that while the crash wasn’t not a violation of the Move Over Law, it “stressed the dangers” of being stopped on the highway and the reasons why drivers are required to move over when they see stopped emergency vehicles. They jumped back in what state police called a “hair-raising” moment to avoid being hit right as the barreling auto takes out the vehicle they were standing next to and pushes it out of the camera’s view.

CT law requires all motorists approaching emergency vehicles on a highway to reduce their speed below posted speed limit and move over one lane if it is safe to do so.

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