Crash on Route 32 southbound near Connecticut College injures two
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.
MORE STORIES FROM THE DAY
First responders look over the scene of a pickup truck that struck a utility pole on Lantern Hill Road on Monday. The driver of the truck was gone when police arrived on the scene prompting a search.
The Gardner Lake Volunteer Fire Co. chief, accused of creating a public disturbance during a scuffle at the firehouse last year, is due in court Tuesday for a hearing in the case.
Bennie Gray Jr., who is back in prison on drug charges, has decided to represent himself at his upcoming trial in New London Superior Court.
2Wives Brick Oven Pizza co owner Amy Sarcia and nine others accused of various roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy were arraigned before Magistrate Robert A. Richardson in Hartford.
TOP 5 TRENDING