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Police Investigate Snow Plow Accident

The Cromwell Police Department is investigating an accident involving a snow plow operator.  A woman was injured in the accident and was transported to Hartford Hospital.  You can learn more about this accident from the Hartford Courant:

http://www.courant.com/community/cromwell/hc-cromwell-car-vs-pedestrian-0205-20140204,0,108999.story

 

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Police Investigating Pedestrian Accident in Putnam

The Hartford Courant reports of a pedestrian being struck by an automobile in Putnam.  To read more about this accident, please go here:  http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-putnam-crash-0127-20140126,0,6579966.story

 

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Hartford Police Investigate Motor Vehicle Crash

The Hartford Courant reports on a police investigation of a crash in Hartford that resulted in bodily injuries to two occupants of the motor vehicle involved.  You can read more here:  http://www.courant.com/community/hartford/hc-hartford-crash-0129-20140128,0,1400354.story

 

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School Bus Accident in Manchester

The Hartford Courant is reporting that a student riding a school bus suffered an injury when an SUV collided with the bus.  You can read more about that School Bus Crash here: http://www.courant.com/community/manchester/hc-manchester-school-bus-0123-20140122,0,3311111.story

 

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Fatal Crash in Newington

The Hartford Courant reports about a fatal automobile accident that occurred in Newington. You can read more about this matter here:  http://www.courant.com/community/newington/hc-newington-fatal-crash-0123-20140122,0,7997518.story

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Need for Continued School Bus Safety Emphasized Further by Canton, CT Crash

The Hartford Courant reports today about a bus crash that injured several students from the Canton, Connecticut school district. This case highlights the continued need for school bus companies to provide for the safe travel of schoolchildren.

You can read the story here: http://www.courant.com/community/canton/hc-west-hartford-school-bus-1113-20131112,0,4274602.story


Motorcyclist Injured In Farmington Crash

FARMINGTON — A motorcyclist suffered serious leg injuries during a crash Monday in the area of Route 177 and Westwoods Drive, police said.

Police and firefighters treated the man at the scene before he was taken to Hartford Hospital in an ambulance.

The crash, reported at 12:24 p.m., involved a sedan. The driver of the sedan suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene, police said.

Any witnesses to the crash or anyone with information is asked to call Farmington police at 860-675-2400.

Route 177 was closed for several hours for the accident investigation, but has since re-opened.


Two Killed, Including Pregnant Woman, In Farmington Crash

FARMINGTON — Two people, including a woman who was eight months pregnant, died in a two-car crash on Route 6 in Farmington Monday afternoon.

Police released the names of the adults involved in the crash Tuesday morning.

Melinda Hart, 27, of Bristol, was driving a minivan in which her three children were passengers. Her 8-year-old son, whose name was not released, was seriously injured and was taken by helicopter to Hartford Hospital. He is now in the intensive care unit at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, police said.

Hart was eight months pregnant and her fetus did not survive the crash, police said.

Ruth Carroll, 86, of Bristol, also died in the crash. She was the passenger in the sedan that collided with the minivan. Her husband, Robert Carroll, 85, was the driver and he remains at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, where police said he underwent surgery Monday night. He suffered serious injuries to his legs and lower body.

Two other children in the minivan were treated at St. Francis and released.

Police said their investigation into the crash continues, but the initial indication is that the sedan turned in front of the eastbound minivan.

The crash was reported at 12:33 p.m. at Route 6 and Hyde Road in Farmington.

The roadway was closed for several hours as police investigated.

The North Central Accident Reconstruction Squad is investigating the cause of the crash.

Farmington police are asking that any witnesses, or anyone with information about the crash, call them at 860-675-2400.


New Distracted Driving Laws in Connecticut

On October 1, 2013, new laws will go into effect in Connecticut that look to strengthen the existing distracted driving laws.  One new law increases the fines for violating the ban on operating while using your cell phone, texting or for engaging in activity that interferes with the safe operation of the vehicle.  Beginning on October 1, the fine for a first offense will be $150.00, for a second offense the fine will be $300.00 and the fine will be $500.00 for each subsequent offense.  Another law specifically prohibits drivers from using a cell phone or testing device while their vehicle is temporarily stopped due to traffic or road conditions or while stopped for a traffic control signal.

Fatal Car Vs. Tractor Trailer Crash In Griswold

GRISWOLD — A motorist has died in a collision involving a car and a tractor trailer truck, police said.

The accident was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. on Route 138, or Voluntown Road, they said. It happened in front of Ocean State Job Lot, 461 Voluntown Road.

State troopers are at the scene and are expected to remain there for some time. The on ramp to I-395 north at exit 85 has been closed as police investigate.

Check back for more information.


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