Two injured in motor vehicle accidents
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 21:09
The UConn Storrs campus was the scene of two car accidents this past weekend, according to UConn police.
The first accident occurred on Sept. 15 around 1 a.m. in front of the UConn public safety complex, where a UConn student was struck by a van, police said. “Police were alerted to the accident by a fire department firefighter outside,” said Captain Hans Rhynhart of the UConn Police Department. “From witness reports, we determined that the vehicle had fled the scene.”
During the course of the investigation, the van’s driver, Scott Reynolds, 18, was arrested less than half an hour after the accident took place. Reynolds, a UConn student, was suspected by police to be under the influence and was subjected to a series of sobriety tests, which he failed. Reynolds was charged with evading responsibility, failure to drive in the proper lane on a multi-lane highway, a stop sign violation and driving under the influence, according to police records.
Captain Rhynhart said that the student pedestrian struck in the accident was not badly harmed. “She had minor injuries,” Rhynhart said. “She was transported to Windam Hospital and was released later that morning.”
Reynolds’ bond was posted at $5,000 and he is set to appear at Rockville Superior Court on Sept. 25.
The second accident took place on Sept. 16 around the same time at the intersection of Route 195 and North Eagleville Road, police said. “It was a rollover accident involving a motor vehicle,” Rhynhart said. “There was only one occupant… the operator sustained some injuries and was transported to Windam Hospital.”
The accident’s occurrence on Route 195 made it a matter for state police to handle, though Rhynhart said that UConn police responded to the accident, providing scene safety and preserving the scene of the accident’s occurrence. “The accident is being investigated by Connecticut State Police,” Rhynhart said.