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Driver Crashes into West Hartford Police Cruiser

A tow truck righted this silver sedan, which ended up flipped onto its side after hitting an unoccupied West Hartford Police cruiser. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

A portion of Prospect Avenue was closed briefly while police investigated an incident involving a motor vehicle and a West Hartford Police cruiser.

This West Hartford Police cruiser wasn’t parked on the side of Prospect Avenue when it was hit by a northbound vehicle. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

By Ronni Newton

The driver of a silver sedan that was headed north on Prospect Avenue Monday afternoon flipped onto its side after slamming into a West Hartford Police cruiser on Monday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 2:29 p.m.

Police said that the female driver of the sedan was extricated from the vehicle by the West Hartford Fire Department and was transported to an area hospital. Police did not have an available report of the extent of her injuries.

West Hartford Police Sgt. Tom Lazure said that the West Hartford cruiser had been parked on the side of Prospect Avenue for an unrelated incident. The vehicle was unoccupied when it was struck, and no West Hartford officers were injured.

Two men who were at a residence across the street from where the incident occurred witnessed it, and Andreá Sellers and Rudy Larroy told We-Ha.com that it appeared the driver of the silver sedan attempted to avoid hitting a truck, sideswiped the truck, and hit the back of the parked cruiser before flipping onto its side.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene.

Because the incident happened on the Hartford side of Prospect Avenue, Hartford Police are handling the investigation.

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