Crash on Route 32 southbound near Connecticut College injures two

New London firefighters and members of the LifeStar helicopter crew transport one of the accident victims involved in a serious head-on collision on Route 32 southbound just north of the main entrance to Connecticut College. LifeStar landed on the college's Silfen Field, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (Tim Martin/The Day)
New London firefighters and members of the LifeStar helicopter crew transport one of the accident victims involved in a serious head-on collision on Route 32 southbound just north of the main entrance to Connecticut College. LifeStar landed on the college's Silfen Field, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. (Tim Martin/The Day)

New London — Two drivers were injured Monday night following a head-on crash on state Route 32 near the Connecticut College pedestrian walkway.

The crash in the southbound lanes of Route 32 occurred at 8:40 p.m. Life Star helicopter landed at 9:20 p.m. on the Connecticut College athletic field and transported one of the victims, who had to be extricated from one of the cars, to Hartford Hospital. That man had suffered a serious leg injury, according to Fire Department Battalion Chief Keith Nichols.

The other victim, also a man, was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

Police said early Tuesday morning that both operators were still receiving medical care.

The southbound lanes of Route 32 were shut down at Benham Avenue for an extended period of time as the department's accident reconstruction team worked.

Shortly before the crash there was a report of a wrong-way driver in the area on Route 32. It was not immediately known if that driver was involved in the crash.

Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to contact them at (860) 447-1481.

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