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Darien Cop Involved In Car Accident While Searching For Vandals

A Darien Police officer was in an accident in search of possible suspects in a graffiti incident.
A Darien Police officer was in an accident in search of possible suspects in a graffiti incident. Photo Credit: Daily Voice File photo

DARIEN, Conn. -- A Darien police officer on the tail of possible suspects in a graffiti incident was involved in a car accident at 2:14 a.m. Friday, police said.

The two-car accident occurred at the intersection of Noroton Avenue and Ledge Road, and both the officer and the other driver were sent to the hospital with minor injuries, police said. Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

The officer was southbound on Noroton Avenue in a marked patrol unit, en route to a report of vandalism in the area, police said. As the officer approached the intersection with Ledge Road, he was taking note of approaching vehicles for possible suspects, police said.

The officer said he believed he saw a car entering the southbound ramp of I-95, police said. As he continued to watch for the car, his vehicle entered the intersection with Ledge Road and collided with another car, police said.

The other vehicle was occupied by the driver and a passenger.

The officer was transported to the hospital for evaluation and as a precaution, police said.

The driver of the other vehicle complained of “pain” and was also transported to the hospital. The passenger did not require medical attention.

The accident was under investigation by the Patrol Division.

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