Crash on Route 72 in Plainville causes delays

Published on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 11:13


PLAINVILLE - A motor vehicle accident caused delays Wednesday morning on Route 72.

The crash was reported at about 10:05 a.m. on the eastbound side of Route 72, a little over a mile before Interstate 84 and Crooked Street.

There, one car sustained front end damage after apparently striking a guardrail on the right side of the roadway. There was no word on injuries, but an ambulance did respond to the scene.

Workers from the state’s Department of Transportation responded to the scene to repair the damaged guardrail. The right lane was closed during the repairs.

The vehicle involved had to be towed from the scene. Its airbags were deployed during the wreck.

The scene of the crash was cleared by about 10:46 a.m., according to the DOT.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or at

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, Plainville on Wednesday, 4 October 2017 11:13. Updated: Wednesday, 4 October 2017 11:15.