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Three Taken to Hospital Following Crash on Simsbury Road in West Hartford

Crash on Simsbury Road at Mohegan Drive. Courtesy of Robert Zinkerman

One person had to be extricated from a vehicle following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Simsbury Road and Mohegan Drive in West Hartford Tuesday.

Crash on Simsbury Road at Mohegan Drive. Courtesy of Robert Zinkerman

By Ronni Newton

Three people were transported to the hospital following a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Simsbury Road and Mohegan Drive Tuesday evening.

According to West Hartford Fire Department Battalion Chief Keith Byrne, Quint 4, followed by Engine 1, and AMR Ambulance, responded to the incident which was reported at 6:43 p.m. and involved a Chevrolet Equinox SUV and a Chevrolet S-10 compact pick-up truck.

The three occupants of the S-10 were injured, Byrne said. One received advanced life support at the scene and was transported by ambulance, along with the medic, to an area hospital. Byrne did not know the extent of the injuries but said that the individual was conscious.

Two other occupants of the S-10 received basic life support treatment on the scene and were transported to Hartford Hospital by AMR.

The driver of the SUV was trapped behind the wheel of the vehicle as a result of the crash, and had to be extricated by the fire department, Byrne said. The procedure took 5-10 minutes, he said.

Although emergency personnel recommended medical care, the driver of the SUV refused treatment following the extrication and was picked up from the scene by a family member, Byrne said.

Byrne did not have further information about how the crash occurred or the direction in which the vehicles were traveling.

The crash remains under investigation by West Hartford Police.

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Crash on Simsbury Road at Mohegan Drive. Courtesy of Robert Zinkerman

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2 Comments

  • This is the second serious accident at that intersection in the last few months. Maybe it’s time to have more than a blinking light.

    • yes, you correct. First West Hartford city should cut bush because i have every time then i turn left i am nervous because very difficult to see the car from the opposite direction. Police know about it, but nothing to report to City. Also, need regular traffic light. I think every municipal do not care about these big problems

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