Woman injured in downtown Bridgeport crash

A van and a pickup truck apparently trying to turn left from State Street onto Lafayette Boulevard in Bridgeport Wednesday morning sideswiped each other instead.

The woman driving the van was removed from her vehicle and placed onto a backboard and then onto a gurney by EMTs. She was to be transported to St. Vincent Medical Center.

It wasn’t immediately clear if there were any other injuries in the 10:05 a.m. accident. The front ends of both vehicles were damaged and fluids poured onto the street.

Firefighters put down sand and a quick-drying cover material to absorb the anti-freeze and other fluids and keep them from reaching the storm drains.

The intersection was the same one where a woman was killed in a two-vehicle crash on Nov. 23. A shrine for that victim had only recently been removed.

Mayra Cardona, 39, of Caroline Street was pronounced dead at the scene after she was partially ejected from her SUV. The intersection was closed for several hours on that Saturday afternoon.

The busy intersection was not closed on Wednesday morning and vehicles were able to squeeze by on the left to turn onto Lafayette Boulevard or stay to the far right to continue on State Street toward Broad and Main streets.

View a video from the scene here.



Frank Juliano