Police Pursuit Ends With Car On Sleeping Man
February 1, 2012 by staff
Police Pursuit Ends With Car On Sleeping Man, A New Haven man woke up to a real-life nightmare early Tuesday morning when a car police were pursuing slammed into his apartment while he was sleeping in bed and landed on top of him.
A New Haven man woke up to a real-life nightmare early Tuesday morning when a car police were pursuing slammed into his apartment while he was sleeping in bed and landed on top of him.
Just after 12:30 a.m., Hamden Police spotted a BMW wanted for motor vehicle violations and attempted to stop the driver.
Police pursued the car from Hamden to New Haven, through the Southern Connecticut State University campus and into the Newhallville section of New Haven.
Hamden Police made several attempts to stop the fleeing BMW, police said, but the driver lost control, crashed through a first-floor apartment at 91 Winchester Ave. and fled.
Michael Sweat, 34, a tenant, was trapped beneath the car for more than an hour as rescuers attempted to free him.
Sweat was taken to the Hospital of St. Raphael with second- and third-degree burns to his lower body and is expected to recover. He was in stable condition as of late Tuesday morning.
New Haven police were not involved in the pursuit, but are searching for the driver of the BMW who fled the scene. State police are also assisting in the investigation.
Neighbors said something like this has happened before at this intersection.
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