Crash narrowly misses bystanders on I-95

State police say a Bridgeport man is under arrest after causing a crash on I-95 that nearly hit two people standing on the side of the highway.   Officials say 21-year-old Yoni Rojas is facing a number

News 12 Staff

Dec 1, 2015, 3:22 AM

Updated 3,148 days ago

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State police say a Bridgeport man is under arrest after causing a crash on I-95 that nearly hit two people standing on the side of the highway.

 

Officials say 21-year-old Yoni Rojas is facing a number of charges including reckless endangerment.
Authorities say that a trooper was investigating another minor accident on I-95 when the second crash happened.
In the dashcam video, police say Rojas' car is seen just narrowly missing two people standing on the southbound side of the highway.
"I've seen crashes like this before. I've been hit on the side of the road, a lot of troopers that work here on I-95 have had incidents in their careers where they may have been struck by motorists, but this is one of the closest calls I've seen in my career," says Lt. Kenny Cain, of the Connecticut State Police.
State police are reminding drivers that the law requires them to slow down and, if it's safe, to move over if you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road. In most cases, troopers recommend that you stay in your car after an accident.
Police say Rojas was injured, but the two people on the side of the road walked away without any reported injuries.


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