Red and blue strobe lights from police cars flashed and an ambulance was parked on Monroe Turnpike, at the intersection of Wheeler Road, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The front end of the Honda on the side of the road had crumpled up like an accordion and the Acura in front of it also suffered heavy damage.
However, as bad as it appeared to passersby, Sgt. Keith White said neither driver had been seriously hurt. Both were treated at the scene and neither was transported to the hospital.
Police directed alternating traffic for 25 minutes before Monroe Turnpike was cleared up.
According to the accident investigation, a Monroe woman driving her Acura north on Route 111 stopped to make a left turn onto Wheeler Road when the driver of the Honda crashed into her vehicle from behind.
The driver of the Honda, Joseph Connolly, 82, of Naugatuck, was issued an infraction for following too close, police said.
The Monroe woman lives close to Wheeler Road, so officers helped her to get her car home, according to White, who said the Honda was towed.