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Pedestrian Sustains Minor Injuries in West Hartford Center

West Hartford Police Department Interceptor SUV. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

A man was transported to the hospital Monday for what West Hartford Police said were minor injuries resulting from getting hit by the mirror of a passing car.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police said that a man was transported to the hospital with minor injuries that he sustained when he was struck by the passenger side mirror of a passing car on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford Center on Monday afternoon.

According to police, the man, who was parked on the north side of the street in front of the CVS store at 976 Farmington Ave., was getting back into his car after shopping at 1:15 p.m. Monday.

He had parked “a good distance from a snowbank,” police said, and as he was opening the driver’s side door, was struck by the passenger mirror of a passing car that was traveling westbound on Farmington Avenue.

Passersby who expressed concern on Facebook about the man noted that they saw him lying in the road.

First responders attended to the man at the scene, and he was transported to the hospital via ambulance with what police said were contusions.

The case remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time, Capt. Michael Perruccio said.

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