Update, Saturday, 5:04 p.m.
A Southbury man was issued a ticket for improper turn after allegedly causing a two-car-collision on Main Street Thursday afternoon, in which the 2000 Jeep Cherokee he was driving with a 25-year-old female passenger flipped over onto its side.
Samuel Sirkin, 54, of Hidden Brook Drive was going south toward Trumbull and attempted a left turn into a parking lot at around 4:25 p.m. He told police the sun was in his eyes, so he did not see an oncoming '95 Buick Riviera driven by a 73-year-old Newtown man, according to the report.
The driver of the Buick told an officer that the jeep cut him off and he couldn't stop.
Sirkin and his passenger both said they were okay and refused medical attention, but the driver of the Buick complained of injuries to both wrists and shortness of breath. He was treated by Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical personnel at the scene.
Initial Report, Thursday:
A jeep and a car crashed into each other causing the jeep to roll over onto its side in the 600-block of Main Street at around 4:25 p.m. Thursday. Stepney Volunteer Fire Department Deputy Chief Shawn Cornut said there appeared to be no serious injuries.
Traffic is backed up significantly on Main Street from the front of All-Star Driver and Wines Unlimited to Dr. Mikes Ice Cream Shop. Drivers heading north toward Newtown can expect delays.
Two wreckers were just arriving.
Cornut believes there was just one occupant in the car, but was not sure how many were in the jeep.
In addition to firefighters, Monroe police and Monroe Volunteer Emergency Medical Service personnel responded to the scene. Police officers are investigating the cause of the accident.
Updates will be provided as new information becomes available.
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