NEW BRITAIN - Two people were taken away in ambulances after a two-car head on collision at the intersection of East and Ellis streets Monday afternoon.
The accident happened around 5 p.m.
A man driving a Honda Civic was on East Street crossing the Ellis Street intersection when a woman driving a Chevrolet Equinox drove through a red light and collided with his car, according to the mother of the male driver.
The woman hit her head on the steering wheel and the man broke his leg, the mother said she was told. Crews spent more time working to get the man out of the Civic than getting the woman out of the Equinox.
Both drivers were taken to an ambulance with neck braces and lying down on stretchers.
Police at the scene declined to comment on how the accident happened saying an investigation into it was still ongoing.
Both cars were towed away from the scene.
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