After a collision on Rte. 7, a woman exited her airbag-deployed, smoke-filled vehicle and collapsed on the ground last Friday, May 25, at 7:50 p.m. in Wilton, according to police reports.
Police said that Barbara Anchim, 59, of Success Avenue in Bridgeport, was driving southbound in a Dodge sedan when a Honda sedan attempted to turn left out of and into the northbound lane, subsequently causing a front-end collision which was severe enough to have both cars towed from the scene. Anchim was transported to Norwalk Hospital for injuries and was unable to give a written statement from the hospital, reports state.
The driver of the Honda, identified as Edward Marroquin, 25, of Carolina Road, veered to the right after the crash. Anchim’s vehicle swerved from her southbound lane into the northbound lane of traffic, striking another Honda sedan which was stopped and waiting to turn into Wilton Deli, police reports state. The parked sedan, operated by Gerard Spenard, 53, of Wilton, suffered some front end damage, reports state. Spenard said he honked his horn in an attempt to warn the other drivers when he saw an impending crash, reports say.
A witness at the scene in a car behind Spenard said that Marroquin had “turned into the path of [Anchim] where they collided” and also that “after the collision he [Marroquin] moved his vehicle into the left southbound lane of Rte. 7 to protect the scene. The witness gave a written statement,” the police reports state.
Marroquin stated that he did not have a driver’s license, reports say. Marroquin was charged with failure to grant right of way (Conn. traffic law # 14-247) and for operating a vehicle without a license ( Conn. traffic law # 14-36a), according to the reports.