Jewett City man critical following crash on Route 201

Griswold — A Jewett City man remained in critical condition Monday following a crash Sunday on Route 201 in which he struck two cars, flipped his own vehicle and was ejected while the vehicle rolled.

Sean Forrest, 36, was flown Sunday evening by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital following the crash. State police said they received a call about a young child who was left unattended at Hopeville Pond. As troopers were responding to the area, they saw a Chevrolet G2500, owned by Metrocast Communications, being driven erratically on Route 201.

Police said the driver, later identified as Forrest, was driving the car south in the north lane. Police said Forrest continued to drive the car on Route 201, nearly striking two responding state troopers.

Police said Forrest’s car struck a car driven by Robert Rhoades of Jewett City. Forrest continued driving south on Route 201 when he struck another car, driven by Priti Patel of Jewett City, head-on.

Rhoades and Patel, along with two passengers in Patel’s car, were taken to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries, police said.

The accident remains under investigation.


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