Conn. firefighter, state trooper struck by vehicle at crash scene
Both responders were transported to an area hospital with injuries, but no other details have been released
Update at 4:40 p.m on Feb. 8
By Mike Mavredakis
CROMWELL, Conn. — Two state troopers and a firefighter were injured on the scene of separate crashes in Hamden and Cromwell on Wednesday morning, according to the Connecticut State Police.
There were several crashes on Wednesday morning as Connecticut saw some icy road conditions following a bout of rain on Tuesday night. There were reported injuries reported in at least four crashes on Wednesday morning, state police said.
Troopers responded to a report of a crash on Route 15 South near Exit 60 in Hamden at around 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday. A trooper was struck by a car while inside their cruiser, state police said. Minor injuries were reported in the crash. The highway was closed for a short amount of time.
Troopers from Troop H responded to a report of a rollover crash on Route 9 near Exit 22S in Cromwell before 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday. Minor injuries were reported in the crash and one person was transported to an area hospital, state police said.
While on the scene of the crash in Cromwell, a trooper and a firefighter were struck by a car while outside of their vehicles. The two responders were injured in the crash and transported to an area hospital, state police said. The off-ramp to Interstate 91 North was shut down.
“Anytime a motorist sees any emergency vehicle on the side of the road they should slow down well below the speed limit and, if safe, move over to the lane farthest from the emergency vehicle(s),” Trooper Pedro Muñiz said in a statement Wednesday.
There were also reported crashes with injuries in Meriden and Manchester on Wednesday morning, state police said.
Troopers responded to a one-car crash where the vehicle was overturned on I-691 West near Exit 5 in Meriden after 5 a.m. One person was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries, state police said.
State police also responded to a one-car rollover crash in the median of I-84 East near Exit 62 in Manchester before 7 a.m. There were serious injuries reported in the crash, but the extent of the injuries is unknown at this time, state police said.
Muñiz said drivers should slow down and “ditch all distractions” when faced with icy conditions as the state saw on Wednesday.
By Rachel Engel
CROMWELL, Conn. — A firefighter and a state trooper were struck at an incident scene on Wednesday morning, NBC CT reported.
First responders were called to the scene of a crash on Route 9 south. While they tended to the incident, a different vehicle struck the trooper and firefighter.
Both responders were transported to an area hospital with injuries. No details on their condition have been released.
This story will be updated as more information is released.