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Pedestrians Injured in Crash Near Car Show

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    Pedestrians Injured in Crash near Car Show

    A father and son were injured by an out-of-control vehicle leaving a police-sponsored car show in Thomaston on Sunday.

    (Published Monday, Sept. 10, 2018)

    A female driver attempting to do a "burn-out" while leaving a car show in Thomaston lost control of her vehicle on Sunday, striking two pedestrians.

    Thomaston Police Chief Jeffrey Madden said the woman was driving a gray Dodge Viper when she revved the engine and attempted to smoke the tires while leaving the auto show sponsored by the police department's Explorer Unit.

    Madden said the accident happened around 4:30 p.m. on South Main Street.  The driver lost control and crossed lanes, striking a father and son who were walking on the sidewalk near the Mobil gas station.  The vehicle struck the gas station signage before coming to a rest.

    Police are not releasing the names of the driver or the pedestrians but did say the son was a minor.  There were no further details on injuries to either the driver or the father and son who were struck.

    The police department's crash reconstruction team responded to the accident scene and shut down the gas station and part of South Main Street to complete their investigation.

    No charges have been filed yet, but Madden said the driver will most likely be charged once the investigation is complete. 

    The police department had tweeted earlier in the day regarding things that were prohibited at the auto show, "Strictly enforced: No booze, No burnouts, No blades, No pets, No bikes, No skateboards."

     

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