Juvenile Struck by Scooter Uninjured, Driver Cited

FAIRFIELD — On Monday 1/25/21 at 8:31am Fairfield Police Emergency Communication Center received a 911 call reporting a juvenile on a scooter was struck by a vehicle directly in the intersection of Penfield Road and Quincy Street.

First responders arrived and assessed the operator of the vehicle and the operator of the scooter for injuries. The operator of the scooter, a 10-year-old male, complained of ankle and wrist pain, in addition to some head pain. He was operating a small Razor Scooter in the roadway traveling eastbound on Quincy Street when he collided with a vehicle in the intersection of Penfield Road. The father of the 10-year-old immediately responded to the scene. The juvenile and his father declined ambulance transported to the hospital from the scene.

The second operator, a 63-year-old female reported no injuries at the scene. She reported traveling northbound on Penfield Road and stopping at the stop sign where Penfield Road intersects Quincy Street. As she proceeded through the intersection, the collision occurred. After the collision occurred, the operator immediately stopped and exited her vehicle attempting to render aid to the injured juvenile.

After speaking with a witness, and after reviewing video surveillance from a nearby home capturing the incident, Crash Investigators determined that both parties failed to come to a complete stop for the stop signs at the intersection of Penfield Road and Quincy Street. The operator of the vehicle was issued and infraction for Failure to Obey a Stop Sign. The juvenile was also advised that he should be using the Sidewalk in accordance with CT State Statute.

Both parties involved are Fairfield residents and live nearby where the accident occurred.