Five hospitalized after head-on collision, fire in Lyme
Lyme ― Five people, including two children, were taken to Yale New Haven Hospital after a head-on car collision Saturday morning.
State police said Sunday in a news release that the accident occurred on Route 156 in Lyme, 100 feet north of the intersection of Bill Hill Road and just over the town line of Old Lyme.
Police said one of the cars caught fire, which was extinguished by the Old Lyme Fire Department. A section of Route 156 was closed for an extended period of time.
Lisa M. Lord, 60, of Waterford, driver of a Nissan Murano, suffered a suspected serious injury along with a 12-year-old passenger, state police said. Linda Danesh, 58, of Waterford, seated in the front passenger seat of the Murano, suffered a minor injury, along with a 9-year-old back seat passenger, state police said.
Catherine Cleary, 59, of Ivoryton, driver of a Nissan Rogue, suffered a suspected serious injury.
Two of those injured were initially treated at the Shoreline Clinic in Westbrook, but all occupants of both vehicles were eventually taken to Yale New Haven Hospital, according to the release.
Police said the accident is under investigation and asked anyone who witnessed it to contact State Police at Troop F at (860) 399-2100.
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