New London woman seriously injured in Plainfield crash

Plainfield — A New London woman has been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident Friday, Plainfield police said in a release.

Police responded to the report of an accident about 7:27 p.m. near Norwich Road and Terrace Drive. Two vehicles were involved, the release said: a gray Volkswagen Beetle driven by Jennifer Macdonald, 36, of New London, and a Chevy Monte Carlo driven by Melissa Gordon, 45, of Jewett City. The Beetle collided with the Monte Carlo, according to the release.

Gordon had to be extricated from her vehicle by Plainfield Fire Department, the release said, and was taken by American Legion Ambulance to the William W. Backus Hospital emergency Room for injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Macdonald also was taken to Backus by the ambulance company but later was transferred by Life Star helicopter to Hartford Hospital, according to the release. Her injuries are serious, it said.

The crash remained under investigation. No further information was available.

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