A car crash on Westfield Road is being blamed on the erratic driving of Meriden teen. The driver, Carlos Acevedo of Dilbert Road, is accused of driving the stolen car and crashing it a short time later. Police believe that Acevedo saw a police car, on patrol looking for the stolen car, and panicked, driving off at a high rate of speed and running a red light. When police found the car it had crashed and landed on its side in a snow bank. Before overturning Acevedo reportedly hit an SUV. The driver of the SUV was treated and released for minor injuries.
The lone passenger in the stolen car was found half ejected from the car, pinned down by the vehicle. He sustained serious injuries and was transported by Life Star to Hartford Hospital. Acevedo was also treated for minor injuries caused by the accident.
Acevedo is currently being held by the Meriden Police Department and will be facing charges or first-degree assault, first-degree larceny, criminal trover, reckless driving and operating without a license. At the time of this report the severely injured passenger had been upgraded to serious but stable condition.
The personal injury attorneys at Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren hope that the injured parties are on their way to making a full recovery.