Crash damages convenience store, vehicles

Three-vehicle wreck also sends people to hospital.
Aaron Krause
Feb 12, 2014

Two or three people were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a three-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon at the West Side Sunoco that pushed one of the vehicles into the building.

Nobody was injured inside the building, and business continued after the crash.

(NOTE: To see pictures of the crash, click HERE.)

The police report was incomplete Wednesday evening, so no names of the crash victims were available.

Norwalk Police Capt. Dave Smith said a silver colored car was parked by one of the windows. A reddish SUV was making a right turn into the gas station/convenience store when a blue vehicle behind tried to pass on the right. The blue vehicle rammed into the passenger side of the red vehicle, causing the collision. The red vehicle, in turn, was pushed into the parked vehicle, which was pushed into the building. That caused some of the masonry to be caved in and the vehicle pushed the clerk's counter away from the wall, Smith said.

The driver of the blue vehicle was charged with improper passing.

Smith said one of the injured individuals was a female juvenile about 15 years old while the others were adults. North Central EMS transported them to Fisher-Titus Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries, Smith said.

Alcohol and drugs are not considered factors in the crash, the police captain said.

The red car was disabled and had to be towed, while the other vehicles sustained moderate damage, Smith said.

Store clerk Heather Nickoli said she was standing at the counter after 4 p.m. The accident call came in at 4:11 p.m. She said she heard tires squeal, turned around and it all happened very quickly.

"I jumped," she said. "It scared the crap out of me. I was standing right behind the counter.

"The whole wall is smashed. I can't believe it didn't break the glass."

Comments

Truth2u

The red car was turning right into the station, therefore it was west bound.

With all this snow the Blue car would not be able to go up on the curb to pass, so wouldn't this mean the red car was way left of center and came back, turning into the blue car?
Maybe the red car should be cited as well.

truckin

wouldn't matter left or right "side" of lane. NOT 2 lanes yet..
Someone was just in a big ol' hurry, and felt they just had to squeak by at the first available chance.. Big ol' hurry.

I do see stupid/ hurry stuff around here much more than even big cities.
It's like all are in such a big hurry to go nowhere. My goodness the town is only around 3 miles either way you go. So it's not like it's gonna take that much longer to wait at a stop sign or for what i presume this person thought??? a slow driver.

toast

Brick Heck???

ladydye_5

Your own words make you sound like an idiot. "with all this snow the Blue car was not able to GO UP ON THE CURB TO PASS". Um, it is illegal to go on a curb to pass anyway. You cannot pass a car ON the right, trying to turn right. Why would the red car be cited at all for anything??? Maybe you could try and clarify that for me? Did the red car not have a turn signal on? Are you not allowed to turn right there?

btls

this is for the guy in the silver suv that got in the car after the wreck and then was in a neckbrace. you sir are a piece of shiz

Fibber Mcgee

Now, I could ask how do you know that the "piece of shiz" wasn't injured?
Maybe he needed a neck brace, did you see him? Now I could ask all these questions, but if you saw the incident, you may be right.

YAWWNN

You are correct. If this loser reads the article, I want him to know that myself and several others saw you climb into the vehicle after the crash and then complain that you were injured. It was reported to the police and documented. So when you try to go for the money grab from these people or the insurance company you might want to consider that fraud is illegal and we saw you. In fact I gave my name and number to the other folks involved in the accident should they need me testify to the fact that you are indeed a piece of crap.

Truth2u

YAWWNN's claim could prove very interesting in the next few weeks! If he already did it then he's already guilty.

YAWWNN

Even if nothing happens to him, Karma is a b!tch. Had a guy fake injury many years ago for a minor wreck he caused. The problem is that it happened in Cleveland and the PD there won't come out to a minor accident. Instead you have to go to HQ and file a report. This guy first tried to get me to pay him cash and then he said he would forget about everything. I told him no way that he was at fault. We went to HQ to make a report and this guy lied through his teeth. Me being a guy in his lower 20s and him an old pitiful guy with a cane, they believed him. Well he sued me. The case drug on for years. Finally I get a letter from my attorney that the case was dismissed. I called the attorney and he said the guy who sued me apparently got greedy and tried to pull the same stunt with his wife and two adult sons in the car so they could collect a big payday. Apparently he stopped his car in the middle of I-90 (as he had done to me) and the person behind him was apparently quicker than him and was able to avoid a collision with him. The smuck and his family were not so lucky. Apparently they didn't see the semi that was right behind this guy and they got smucked by an 18 wheeler carrying a full load of steel at 60 mph, sending the whole family of losers to meet the devil. My attorneys parting words were, Karma's a b!tch.

ROFLMAO

The police report was incomplete Wednesday evening, so no names of the crash victims were not available.

Aaron Krause

Thanks for alerting us about the error. We've fixed it online (it was correct in the print addition)

 

starryeyes83

Maybe the faker guy got caught on camera. That lady in the store is really lucky.

unknown user

wow glad the worker was okay and not hurt

heyitsme

the man you are calling a faker was not trying to say he was in the car. He jumped into the car after the accident to check on his mother. He was panicked and confused and scared that his mother was badly injured. I would like you all to take a step back and think about how you might have reacted in that situation when you don't know how badly hurt your mother was. I was on the phone with him when he told ems that he was not hurting or any pain at all. They had a neck brace on him but it was only due to confusion.

WASP71

Wouldn't all he would have to say to EMS was, " I wasn't in the car or in the accident so I don't need a neck brace"? Sounds to me like he was faking it and now he's busted and you and him are making BS excuses. They don't put neckbraces on bystanders. If so, there would be a lot of people standing and watching with neck braces on!

heyitsme

He was in the car. That is why they put a brace on him. He tried to tell them he wasnt in there at the time of impact but they would not listen because he was so paniked they didnt believe him. Im not trying to make excuses. Yes i am. His sister but i knowbhow scared he was on the phone. Its not everyday you hear a grown man crying and freaking out. Our mother was in that car that took impact from two sides. They hit so hard they knocked down the brick wall and they put her on a backboard and into an ambulance. He was so scared he was confused. Leave him some slack.

heyitsme

He was in the car. That is why they put a brace on him. He tried to tell them he wasnt in there at the time of impact but they would not listen because he was so paniked they didnt believe him. Im not trying to make excuses. Yes i am. His sister but i knowbhow scared he was on the phone. Its not everyday you hear a grown man crying and freaking out. Our mother was in that car that took impact from two sides. They hit so hard they knocked down the brick wall and they put her on a backboard and into an ambulance. He was so scared he was confused. Leave him some slack.