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Car strikes pedestrian, building in New London

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New London — Three people, including one pedestrian, were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a car traveled over a sidewalk and struck a bollard and the storefront at Harbor Freight Tools on S. Frontage Road.

The accident occurred at 2:42 p.m. and Life Star initially was called but later canceled, because the passenger in the car was pinned inside the vehicle. New London Fire Battalion Chief Keith Nichols said the car was wedged between a bollard — a post used to block vehicles — and the storefront.

Firefighters were forced to remove the roof to extricate the female passenger.

It’s unclear where the pedestrian, a 13-year-old child, was struck but he was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening. Both the driver and passenger of the vehicle were taken to L+M for serious injuries, city police said in a news release late Tuesday night. The sidewalk in front of the building is adjacent to the parking spaces.

Police are investigating the accident and are asking any witnesses to contact the New London Police Department with any information about the incident.

Nichols said the city’s Building Department was contacted because the building was hit but the damage appeared to be minor.

Editor's Note: This version corrects the date of the accident in the photo caption.


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