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Manchester Man Charged for Feb. 7 Scooter Crash

The man surrendered to police.

A 24-year-old Manchester man surrendered to Vernon police at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday to answer charges related to a motor vehicle incident earlier this month.

Police said the arrest of Tyler Newman, of 398 Hartford Rd., Apt. B, Manchester was related to a crash on Route 30 on Feb. 7.

Newman has been charged with second-degree assault with a motor vehicle, failure to drive right, driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle with unsafe tires and reckless driving, police said.

He was released on a $2,500 bond is is due in court on March 13, police said.

The crash took place at 7:30 p.m. at the intersection of Hartford Turnpike (Route 30) and Sunnyview Drive. according to police records.

The accident occurred when Jason Fazzino, age 16, of 69 Sunnyview Dr., was riding a motorized scooter westbound on Hartford Turnpike, police said.

He was waiting to turn left onto Sunnyview Drive when his scooter was struck from behind by a vehicle also heading westbound, police said.

The vehicle was driven by Newman, who was living at 5 Woodland St., Manchester, at the time, police said. The force of the collision threw Fazzino onto the hood and windshield of Newman’s vehicle, shattering the windshield, police said.

Fazzino was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, according to a news release.

Newman proceeded to drive into the opposite lane and struck an eastbound vehicle almost head-on, police said. Fazzino was thrown off the hood of Newman’s vehicle and landed in the roadway along with his scooter, police said.

The driver of that vehicle, Elizabeth Brown, 26, of 1238 Hartford Turnpike, and her passenger were not injured, police said.

Police said Fazzino suffered a serious leg injury and was transported by ambulance to Hartford Hospital for treatment.

Police said Newman was transported to Rockville General Hospital for treatment of a minor injury. At the hospital he later refused treatment, police said.

Hartford Turnpike was closed to traffic for approximately 90 minutes, police said at the time.

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