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Several Injured After Car Runs Stop Sign in West Hartford

This PT Cruiser was heavily damaged after the driver ran a stop sign and collided with a Greater Hartford Transit van Tuesday morning, police said. Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police

Police report that two people were taken to the hospital after a car hit a transport van in West Hartford Tuesday morning.

A 12-year-old passenger on this Greater Hartford Transit van was injured Tuesday morning when it was hit by a PT Cruiser at the intersection of Boulevard and Newport. Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police

A 12-year-old passenger on this Greater Hartford Transit van was injured Tuesday morning when it was hit by a PT Cruiser at the intersection of Boulevard and Newport. Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police

By Ronni Newton

A 12-year-old passenger in a Greater Hartford Transit van was injured after a car drove through a posted stop sign and hit the side of the van Tuesday morning. Both drivers also sustained injuries.

According to West Hartford Police, a 2012 Ford F450 transport van, driven by Felix Ruiz, was headed east on Boulevard at approximately 9:20 a.m. Tuesday when it was hit by a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by George Grevalsky.

Police said Grevalsky, who was headed south on Newport Avenue, failed to stop at the posted stop sign.

This PT Cruiser was heavily damaged after the driver ran a stop sign and collided with a Greater Hartford Transit van Tuesday morning, police said. Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police

This PT Cruiser was heavily damaged after the driver ran a stop sign and collided with a Greater Hartford Transit van Tuesday morning, police said. Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police

A 12-year-old was the only passenger on the van, which is owned by the Greater Hartford Transit District. The juvenile was injured in the crash and was transported to St. Francis Hospital for medical care, police said.

Grevalsky, the driver of the PT Cruiser, was also transported to St. Francis Hospital.

Police said that Ruiz, the driver of the transport van, “complained of pain but refused transport to a hospital.”

The extent of injuries is not known.

The PT Cruiser sustained heavy front end damage and there was significant damage to the driver’s side of the van.

Grevalsky was charged with failing to obey a stop sign and driving with a suspended license. He was issued a summons to appear in Hartford Superior Court on Jan. 28.

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