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Police: Alcohol Suspected In Fairfield Car Crash

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Alcohol may have been involved in a car accident that sent three people to the hospital, including a 1-year-old child, on Villa Avenue in Fairfield on Monday evening, police say.

The collision occurred when a car heading east on the street toward Bridgeport crossed the center line and struck the front end of a car coming in the other direction, according to witness reports. The striking car also appeared to be speeding at the time, according to police reports.

Officers arrived and found the two drivers and one passenger had all been able to get out of the cars, police say. The driver of the second vehicle received a laceration on her arm, and was taken to the hospital as a precaution, police say.

The other driver, a 40-year-old Bridgeport woman, had a black eye and a cut on her face. Her 1-year-old son had red marks that appeared to come from a seat belt, police say. Both were also taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police reports smelling alcohol in the striking car and saw signs that a liquid had been spilled inside, according to the police report. Two containers with alcoholic beverages, one unsealed, were also found inside, police say. The case is still under investigation, and any charges are still pending, police say.

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