Officials: Car crashes into Bridgeport house; no one seriously hurt

Officials say it happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when the car traveling north of East Main Street veered out of control, striking a street sign and crosswalk signal before going up a hill, over a stone wall and slamming into the house.

Abby Del Vecchio and Frank Recchia

Aug 2, 2023, 9:30 AM

Updated 292 days ago

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A car slammed into a house on Tuesday night in Bridgeport near East Main and Evers streets.
Officials say it happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday when the car traveling north of East Main Street veered out of control, striking a street sign and crosswalk signal before going up a hill, over a stone wall and slamming into the house.
Officials say the damage to the home was minor and no one was seriously hurt.
"People are driving incredibly aggressively,” said Bridgeport City Councilwoman Maria Pereira.
Pereira says recent safety improvements along this stretch of East Main Street have been effective, with the state cutting back trees into Beardsley Park and thereby reducing the extreme S curve that had proved deadly.
"People were traveling the S curve and they would literally hit head-on -- so it's been an amazing improvement since the state did the work there. I'm not going to take that away from them. It's 100% better," said Pereira.
City officials were back at the scene Wednesday, speaking with people who live in the house as part of the investigation into the crash, which left broken car parts strewn across the yard and street.
Police say the driver of the car was lucky to escape serious injury.
Pereira hopes this close call will serve as a warning to drivers.
"People need to slow down and remember it's more important to get there safely than it is to get there quickly," said Pereira.
Police say the cause of that crash is still under investigation.


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