Woman Drives Past Road Closure Sign, Crashes into Tree

Police say a Wilton driver crashed head-on into a tree on Thursday.


A 49-year-old Wilton woman was charged with failure to obey a sign after she allegedly traveled around a “Road Closed Ahead” barricade and police caution tape on Belden Hill Road and crashed head-on into a tree blocking the roadway.

According to police, Elizabeth Ambargis, of Silver Spring Lane, was heading south on Belden Hill Road on Jan. 31 at 6:35 a.m. when she crossed the barricade near the intersection of Seir Hill Road. Police said she saw a Department of Public Works worker there and yelled, according to a witness.

Ambargis told police she didn’t see any caution tape, police said.

“We have a problem with people driving through barricaded areas,” Captain John Lynch said. “It just ties up manpower.”

She was not injured in the accident.

Chris P. Bacon February 06, 2013 at 12:44 PM
We should seriously rethink who is allowed to drive. Or be permitted to live in Wilton, for that matter. Perhaps it's time to reinstate the stockade on the town green.
wilton42 February 06, 2013 at 12:48 PM
I hope they took this woman to the hospital, because she really needs to have her head examined. I can maybe understand driving around a barricade, through the caution tape you can clearly see in the second picture, but just crashing head long into a tree down across that road, that takes a special kind of effort.
EMR February 06, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Next time she should use the Driver, not the Tree Wood!
Betty J. Lovastik February 06, 2013 at 02:27 PM
"Stupid is a stupid does." as quoted from Forrest Gump's mother
Betty J. Lovastik February 06, 2013 at 02:31 PM
"Stupid is as stupid does." as quoted from Forrest Gump's mother (sorry about the typo above --- wireless keyboard!)
Betty J. Lovastik February 06, 2013 at 02:34 PM
"Stupid is as stupid does." as quoted from Forrest Gump's mother (sorry about the typo above ---- I'm using a wireless keyboard)
Lee Umphred February 06, 2013 at 03:00 PM
Hopefully this woman doesn't have a position of employment where she has to make important decisions cause she obviously is incapable of that!
duck February 07, 2013 at 12:02 AM
I'm curious if a phone or text was involved.
Ex Republican February 07, 2013 at 02:09 AM
The tree may not have been the only one hungover on Belden Hill that morning. Quien Sabe?
Jlo February 07, 2013 at 02:19 AM
Bet she felt a bit stupid for yelling at the DPW workers when they had to come cut her car out of the tree. Was Ms Ambargis drunk or something?
chuck February 24, 2013 at 05:27 PM
What did she yell, "Here I come, ready or not??"


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