One New Britain resident, child seriously injured in Farmington car accident

Published on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 11:29


FARMINGTON -- Three people were taken to the hospital Monday, including at least two New Britain residents, in a car accident that seriously injured a child and an adult.

State police said the crash occurred on Interstate 84 west around 2 p.m., near Exit 37 in Farmington. There, according to a state trooper, New Britain resident Naomi Brown, 21, lost control of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra she was driving, left the road and struck a guardrail.

The collision caused the vehicle to roll over in the right shoulder, state police said.

A passenger in the vehicle, a minor, was taken to the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford for suspected serious injuries to his hand and lacerations to his face, according to state police. Both the age and town of residence of the child were not released by state police.

Another passenger, Erik Afridi, 21, of New Britain, was taken to Hartford Hospital for suspected serious injuries to his hip.

Brown, state police said, was taken to Hartford Hospital for suspected minor injuries.

I-84 was closed for some time while troopers investigated the accident. The crash is still under investigation.

Anyone with information has been asked to contact Trooper Pawel Porczak at 860-534-1000.

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

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 11:29. Updated: Tuesday, 12 January 2021 11:32.