Two Conn. State Police cruisers struck on Christmas Eve


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Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police cruisers were struck in two separate crashes in Cromwell and Norwalk Friday.

A car struck a state police cruiser and a fire department vehicle in Cromwell early Friday morning, state police said.

The crash happened on Route 9 north between exits 18 and 19 at around 1:30 a.m.

State police said a car traveling on Route 9 south lost control and struck the guardrail, before striking the fire department vehicle, state police cruiser, and another vehicle, which were stopped in the left lane and median due to a prior crash.

Two of the drivers, including the driver of the state police cruiser, were taken to the hospital for minor injuries, according to state police.

State police said the driver of the car that lost control was issued an infraction for driving too fast for conditions and failure to maintain lane.

In Norwalk, state police said a driver traveling on I-95 north lost control of their vehicle and struck another vehicle, which then drifted and collided with a third vehicle. Two of the drivers involved in that crash, which included the driver of the state police cruiser and passengers in one of the vehicles reported minor injuries and were taken to Norwalk Hospital for evaluation, state police said.

The driver that lost control of their vehicle was issued a misdemeanor summons for failure to operate in a proper lane in violation of C.G.S. 14-236, traveling too fast for conditions, following too close resulting in an accident, and no insurance out of state in violation of C.G.S. 38a-371. That driver is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 20, according to state police.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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