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West Hartford Police Investigating Two Friday Night Crashes, One Involving Pedestrian

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Two motor vehicle-related incidents that occurred on Friday night are under investigation by West Hartford Police.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford Police are investigating two separate collisions that occurred Friday night, one of which involved a pedestrian.

The first occurred shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, on South Main Street at Meadowbrook Road. According to information posted on the West Hartford Police Department Twitter page at 6:17 p.m., a portion of South Main Street was closed for the investigation of an incident involving a car and a pedestrian.

By 6:30 p.m., the roadway had reopened in both directions, and police followed up with a tweet at 6:59 p.m. that indicated a pedestrian who had been pushing an empty shopping cart, in the roadway, on South Main Street had been struck by a car. That individual was transported to a local hospital with what police said were non-life-threatening injuries.

Just before 8 p.m., police shared on Twitter that they were investigating a crash on Boulevard near Garfield Road. Boulevard was closed from Ridgewood to Fairlee roads while the active investigation was underway.

As of late Saturday morning, police had not released any information about the Boulevard incident. WTNH reported that the incident was a head-on crash, resulting in serious injuries to at least one person.

Police are investigating both incidents.

Town leaders outlined plans last week to address traffic and pedestrian safety in West Hartford, and on Jan. 10 the Town Council is expected to adopt a resolution creating a “Vision Zero Task Force” and to begin implementation of the Vision Zero plan to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

At a meeting of the Town Council’s Public Safety Committee last week, West Hartford Police also shared details about how the Accident Reconstruction Team operates its investigations, and shared crash statistics.

Check back with We-Ha.com for further updates on the Friday evening incidents.

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