New Canaan Woman, 51, Charged in Oct. 30 Accident on Silvermine Road

A 51-year-old Harrison Avenue woman turned herself in to police Thursday on a misdemeanor reckless driving charge in connection with an Oct. 30 four-car accident on Silvermine Road. The resident was driving a 2010 SUV westbound on Silvermine at 60 mph in a 30 mph zone, coming down the hill toward Little Brook Road, at about 5:30 p.m. when she rear-ended a BMW, according to Sgt. Carol Ogrinc, public information officer of the New Canaan Police Department. The New Canaan woman did not step on her brakes and the rear-ending forced the BMW into an oncoming car driven by a teenager and causing him significant injuries, Ogrinc said, citing the speed and travel information from a data recorder.

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The town-appointed committee that oversees private youth sports organizations in town hasn’t yet heard back from half of the groups from which it’s seeking basic information on matters such as financials and numbers of participating kids. Members of the Youth Sports Committee reported at their regular meeting Thursday that youth lacrosse, football and basketball hadn’t yet responded to a 3- or 4-page survey that also sought the names of the private nonprofit groups’ board members and officers. Youth baseball, field hockey and soccer all have responded, the committee said. ***

We’re hearing that the New Canaan Police Department’s full report on the Oct. 30 accident on Silvermine Road has been forwarded to the Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice.

‘These Gentlemen Saved My Life’: Eight New Canaan Firefighters Honored for Oct. 30 Heroics

Michael Bivona, Jr. had been on his way to visit an uncle in Wilton on Oct. 30, when at about 5:35 p.m. he was struck head-on on Silvermine Road. The 18-year-old remembers nothing of the horrific four-car crash, knowing only that he would have died had it not been for a difficult, careful extrication led by eight New Canaan firefighters. Until Tuesday night, he’d never met them. “It’s a miracle that I am here and I can’t thank them enough,” Bivona, Jr. said during a moving ceremony at Lapham Community Center attended by about 100 people, where the firefighters received a unit citation for their life-saving actions.

Father of Teen in Silvermine Road Crash: ‘He Remembers Nothing’; Full Accident Report To Come, Lawsuit Likely

A New Canaan woman involved in the Oct. 30 four-car crash on Silvermine Road that saw a Stamford teen hospitalized with severe injuries (see below) may have caused the collision by rear-ending the vehicle in front of her, according to one motorist’s testimony cited in a preliminary police report. The 50-year-old woman, traveling westbound in a 2010 Chevrolet, sped from behind into a 2013 BMW that had been traveling at 30 mph, according to the BMW driver, the report said. That rear-ending sent the BMW into a head-on crash with the Stamford teen, according to the report, cited by an attorney for the victim’s family. “There are still a lot of questions to be answered,” said the attorney, John Parese of New Haven-based Buckley & Wynne. “Was someone intoxicated?