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Elderly Lady was Killed by Her Own Car

On Tuesday afternoon, October 20, an elderly lady was killed by her own car in Stamford.

According to authorities, 84 year old Virginia Bellas drove home from a day out with friends in her beloved 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue sedan. She turned into the driveway of her unit at the Chesterfield Condominiums in Bedford Street but her remote opener for the garage door would not work. Her 72 year old neighbor, Sue Falzetti, came to help her and Bellas left her car idling while she got out and she and Falzetti tried to make the remote work. The car then began to roll backwards and the open driver’s door knocked them both to the ground.

They were both taken to Stamford Hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries but Bellas got worse and died soon after. Falzetti was discharged the following day.

Bellas was a native of Bridgeport and moved to Stamford with her husband, George Nicholas Bellas, in 1973. He died in 1996. She was a longtime member of St. Leo Catholic Church and after raising sons Ronald, David and Richard, and daughter Diane, she worked at Giftique on High Ridge Road from 1989 to 2009.

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Crash on Route 8 Led to Death of a Child

On Wednesday, August 18, a crash on Route 8 led to the death of a child.

According to state police, the accident happened shortly after 3 p.m. and three vehicles were involved on the northbound Route 8 near Exit 12.

Robert C. Rosenbluh, aged 29, of Colonial Village, in Shelton, was driving a 2010 Acura, on a steep hill north on Route 8 and behind him 44 year old Michael Grieder of Middlebury was driving a 2014 Ford F 150 pickup. Behind that was 36 year old Joan Willoughby of Ansonia in a 202 Chevrolet Tahoe.

The first and second vehicles slowed due to the traffic but Willoughby hit the back of the vehicle in front and the SUV went down an embankment and overturned. A six year old passenger in her vehicle, Nyah Marcano of Ansonia was ejected and died.

It was not known what relationship Willoughby had with the child or if she was restrained in the vehicle.

Willoughby and the other passengers were taken to Bridgeport Hospital and Grieder was taken to Griffin hospital.

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Man Taken Into Custody After Crash

On Tuesday morning, 24 March, a man was taken into custody accused of crashing his vehicle after robbing a bank.

According to police, 44 year old Christopher Basigalup, of Torrington city man is accused of robbing the TD Bank at 215 High St., next to Stop and Shop shortly before 9 a.m. The police went on to say although he did not show a weapon he told bank employees that he was armed. There were no injuries during the robbery and police were trying to find the suspect.

Around an hour later on the same morning, a state trooper tried to stop a pickup truck on Interstate 84 west near exit 6 in Danbury. However the driver of the pickup fled, leaving the highway at exit 2, then got back on Interstate 84 east and got off again at exit 7 onto Route 7 north. While driving north the pickup hit the rear of a box truck in New Milford.

Basigalup had to be extricated from the pickup truck and was taken to Danbury Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the box truck did not appear to be injured but was taken to Danbury Hospital as a precaution.

According to police, evidence at the scene of the accident linked Basigalup to the bank robbery.

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Woman Remains in Intensive Care after Accident

On Sunday morning there was a single vehicle crash which left a Connecticut woman in intensive care.

According to state troopers, the accident happened on Interstate 684 near the Route 138 Bridge shortly before 9 in the morning. It appears that a four door van which was going northbound, and in which she was traveling, crashed into the guardrail on the Interstate.

Police, firefighters and paramedics arrived at the scene and three people were taken to hospital. Two were released and the as yet unidentified woman, who is in her 40s and a Connecticut resident, was still in intensive care on Sunday night at Westchester Medical Center.

The front end of the navy blue van was severely damaged and two lanes had to be closed to allow assistance to be given.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation by state troopers.

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