Police said an accident occurred on September 29 around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of Danbury Road and Laurel Lane when a vehicle failed to stop in time and crashed into the rear of another stopped vehicle. The rear-ended vehicle was then pushed into the rear bumper of a third vehicle which was making a left onto Laurel Lane.
Police identified the driver who allegedly caused the crash as Samuel Haynes, 27, of Cobblestone Place, Wilton. The vehicle Haynes struck was driven by Kathryn Backman, 19, of Laurel Lane, Ridgefield. Haynes, Backman and her passenger, Amanda Backman, were sent to Danbury Hospital for unspecified injuries. Both Backman’s and Haynes’ cars were towed due to extensive damages, reports state.
The driver of the vehicle making a left onto Laurel Lane was identified as Edith Stillwell, 80, of High View Road, Ridgefield; Stillwell was not reported to have been injured, according to police reports.
Police issued Haynes an infraction for travelling too fast and for driving too close, according to police reports.