Bridgeport cop suffers minor injuries in crash
BRIDGEPORT — An on-duty city police officer and four city residents suffered minor injuries during a collision early Saturday morning, police said.
The collision happened around 12:40 a.m. Saturday, according to Sgt. Gabe Meszaros. He said an officer alerted dispatch that she was involved in a crash at the intersection of Park Avenue and Olive Street.
The officer was traveling north on Park Avenue on her way to help another officer on a call. Meszaros said as the officer was driving up to the intersection of Olive Street, a black Honda — which was traveling east on Olive Street — “failed to properly stop at the stop sign.”
As the Honda crossed the intersection, Meszaros said, it collided with the police cruiser.
Bridgeport police, fire units, medics and the Bridgeport Police Crash Investigation Unit responded to the crash site.
The officer was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for minor, non-life-threatening injuries and was released, Meszaros said.
He said an 18-year-old Bridgeport resident, the driver of the Honda, was also taken to St. Vincent’s with minor, non-life-threatening injuries and was released.
Three other passengers the vehicle — who are all Bridgeport residents — were also transported to city hospitals for minor, non-life-threatening injuries, Meszaros said.
It was unclear if the driver is expected to face any charges for the incident.
The investigation remains ongoing. Officer Cynthia Dolyak is the lead investigator.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Traffic Division at 203-576-7640.