UPDATED: Four Injured in Wreck on Purchase Street, Driver Faces Charges
Milford Police and firefighters responded to a serious crash on Purchase Street early Tuesday morning, using the Jaws of Life to free a person trapped in a car.
Four people were injured, including one with multiple fractures, after the car they were traveling in late Monday night ran off Purchase Street and struck a large boulder.
One passenger in the Acura Integra had to be extricated from the vehicle by firefighters using the Jaws of Life, according to police.
The four occupants of the car were taken to Milford Regional Medical Center for treatment of injuries following the crash, reported shortly before 11 p.m., according to a police report. The 19-year-old driver is expected to be summonsed to court on several offenses.
According to the Milford Police log, police are seeking a summons to charge Juan J. Delgado, 19, of 4 Purchase St., Apt. 2, Milford, with OUI liquor and serious injury, operating a motor vehicle negligently so as to endanger, speeding, a marked lanes violation, driving an uninsured vehicle, and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.
The crash remains under investigation. But the initial narrative filed by patrol Officer David Falvey indicates the vehicle was travelling south on Purchase Street when it ran off the road, and struck some boulders.
The car then crossed over Overlook Circle and struck a large boulder, head-on, according to the police report.
The posted speed limit on Purchase Street is 30 mph. The police report does not indicate how fast the car was traveling.
A serious crash injured four people in Milford early Tuesday morning.
A life-flight helicopter was called in, and Purchase Street blocked off, but ambulances were used instead, according to initial scanner reports. The crash was reported at Purchase Street and Overlook Circle, shortly after midnight.
On its Facebook page, the Milford Police Department posted several photos and videos of the rescue in progress, in which a man was extricated from a vehicle by firefighters using the Jaws of Life.
Milford Patch will update this post with more information as it becomes available.