What started as Southbury officers freeing a car from a snowbank last night, ended with a Danbury woman hitting a police cruiser, speeding away and rear ending a tractor trailer. State Police say the incident started shortly after 9pm on Southford Road.
42-year old Yavonda Bradley sped away southbound on Route 67 but the pursuit was called off because the officer saw a child in the car. A few minutes later, officers saw Bradley headed north on Route 67 and trying to get on Interstate 84 from an exit ramp.
The woman came back down the ramp and entered I-84 westbound at exit 15 the correct way. Three Southbury Officers followed Bradley onto I-84, and were joined by one state police cruiser, but were not pursuing the vehicle.
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Bradley struck Southbury Officer John Joseph Jaskolka's cruiser on the passenger side by exit 11. Officer Jaskolka was not injured. Bradley then lost control and struck the rear of a tractor trailer.
Bradley and the 4-year old were transported to the hospital for evaluation. This incident remains under investigation and charges are pending.