Route 44 in West Hartford reopens after serious, 4-car crash


WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A serious crash in West Hartford left two people injured and shut down part of Avon Mountain Road this week.

Avon Police said the road, also known as Route 44, was closed Wednesday afternoon due to a multi-vehicle crash in the area of Albany Ave. and Ferncliff Dr. on the West Hartford side.

West Hartford PD reports, upon arrival, emergency crews found four vehicles involved in the crash, three of which had heavy damage.

Two occupants were taken to the hospital. One occupant suffered serious injuries requiring surgery, the second occupant had non-life-threatening injuries.

Witnesses told police a car traveling east on Route 44 was driving erratically and hit two other cars causing a chain reaction.

The driver of the erratic vehicle was discovered to be unlicensed and uninsured. The accident cause is under investigation and charges are pending.

West Hartford Police add while fire crews were responding to the scene a piece of fire apparatus was involved in a separate crash with a passenger car at the intersection of Albany Ave. and Mountain Rd. Two occupants of the passenger vehicle were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No firefighters were injured in the crash.

The section of Rt. 44 between Mountain Road and the Avon town line was closed for two days following the four-car crash. It has since reopened.

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