A drunk driver is allegedly to blame for a chain-reaction collision, involving five vehicles three of them parked.
Windsor Police are investigating the six-vehicle pileup on Wyandotte Street East near St. Rose Avenue. The multi-vehicle crash shut down Wyandotte Street East Tuesday night, and sent at least one person to hospital.
Police say the Jeep Sahara was heading eastbound when it lost control and collided with a Volvo, Ford F-150 truck, Ford Fusion, Jeep Liberty and Chrysler Sebring parked on the south curb. The Jeep ended up on its side and the Volvo sustained minor damage.
The 43-year-old driver was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. He failed the breath test he was given and was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Authorities say he had a blood alcohol content exceeding 80 milligrams.
Patrons and staff at Sandys Bar and Grill had a birds-eye view of the wreck, which landed on their doorstep. Emergency responders closed down traffic in both directions of Wyandotte Street East to deal with the chaos.
In a strange twist, the Windsor police traffic unit is investigating a possible connection between the five-vehicle crash and a hit-and-run incident that happened a short time prior at the intersection of Wyandotte Street East and Pillette Road. If necessary, officials say accident reconstruction will be called to the scene.
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