Crash at downtown Bridgeport intersection


There was a two-vehicle crash in downtown Bridgeport late Thursday morning.

There were no serious injuries, but there was front-end damage to the vehicles. The crash happened shortly before 11 AM.

The accident at Lafayette Boulevard and State Street is at the same location where a 39-year-old woman was killed on Nov. 23 last year.

Mayra Cardona, 39, of Caroline Street, was pronounced dead at the scene after she was partially ejected from the gray GMC SUV she was driving.

That crash happened shortly after 1 p.m. at the intersection of State Street and Lafayette Boulevard, near the federal courthouse. A white Chevrolet sedan with New York license plates was traveling east on State Street when it collided with Cardona’s vehicle going south on Lafayette.

The force of the crash flipped over the SUV, spreading debris across the intersection. The white sedan sustained heavy front-end damage and its airbags deployed.

Both drivers in Thursday’s crash were alert and did not appear to be injured.



Jim Shay