Police: Speed, alcohol factors in serious Stamford crash
STAMFORD — A city man faces criminal charges after a serious crash in June that left two people critically injured, police said Tuesday.
Sarmad Hussain, 22, was arrested at his Stamford home Tuesday. Police said he was charged with three counts of second-degree assault, operating under the influence and reckless operation.
“The investigation revealed that both speed and alcohol were factors in the crash,” police said.
It happened around 12:50 a.m. June 20 in the area of 624 Hope St.
Responding officers were told of a one-vehicle crash, where the vehicle left the road and hit three pedestrians in the front yard of the Hope Street address.
All three pedestrians were taken to Stamford Hospital; two of them had critical injuries, police said.
Officers found the vehicle, a 2013 Toyota Avalon, with heavy damage in the front yard of another Hope Street home. Police said the driver, Hussain, was standing outside the vehicle. He had a minor left arm injury, according to police.
Hussain was held on $100,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 5.