The incident occurred just east of the intersection of Boulevard and Mountain Road in West Hartford.
By Ronni Newton
A Subaru Forrester ended up on its roof and facing in the wrong direction after the driver, who was headed east on Boulevard, hit two vehicles that were parked on the side of the road Tuesday morning.
The incident happened at 11:17 a.m.
According to West Hartford Police Capt. Jeff Rose, the driver of the Subaru, Claudia Ryan, 76, of Farmington, was driving eastbound on Boulevard and had just passed the intersection with Mountain Road. He said that the driver was not on the phone, but said that she had looked down to change a CD when she crashed into a Honda CRV and a Toyota Sienna that were parked on the side of Boulevard.
“There was no evidence of any maneuver to avoid the parked cars,” Rose said.
The incident happened during a meeting of the Old Guard at Westminster Presbyterian Church, and multiple vehicles were legally parked along both sides of Boulevard between Mountain and Ridgewood roads at the time.
Police said that Ryan did not appear injured but was transported to a local hospital by ambulance to be checked out. The parked vehicles belonged to members of the Old Guard who were attending the meeting and were unoccupied.
All three vehicles were towed from the scene.
Boulevard was temporarily closed in both directions between Mountain Road and Ridgewood Road while police investigated and while the damaged vehicles were being removed.
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