Six vehicles and seven people were involved in a crash at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Trout Brook Drive on Aug. 2, 2017.
By Ronni Newton
West Hartford Police are still completing the report on last week’s multi-vehicle crash that closed a busy intersection for hours, but Capt. Jeff Rose confirmed Wednesday that the crash happened when a state trooper on the way to a call collided with five other vehicles.
According to Rose, Sgt. Anthony Sciaretto, 34, a member of the Connecticut State Police SWAT team, was headed east on Albany Avenue in his official vehicle, a 2014 Ford Explorer. He was responding to a critical incident involving a barricaded person in Willimantic, Rose said.
Sciaretto, lights flashing and siren on, proceeded through the red light at the intersection with Trout Brook Drive, and collided with two vehicles that were heading south, Rose said. He then hit three more vehicles that were headed northbound on Trout Brook Drive. The northbound and southbound drivers had green lights.
According to the “Accident Information Summary,” three of the drivers involved in the crash sustained non-life-threatening injuries. Brian C. Zehnder, 40, of Southington was transported to UConn Health Center. Elizabeth A. Sottile, 61, of East Granby, and Linda Pryzbiski Adams, 63, of Suffield, were transported to St. Francis Hospital.
The final incident report is still in the process of being completed, Rose said.
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