Woman taken to hospital following Southington crash, extrication

Published on Thursday, 27 June 2019 16:38


SOUTHINGTON - A woman was taken to an area hospital Thursday after the SUV she was driving left the road and struck a tree and a fence.

Police, firefighters and an ambulance responded to the crash around 2:14 p.m., in the area of 85 N. Main St. There, a Chevy Equinox jumped the curb and struck a small tree. It continued into a fence, taking out a chunk of the wrought iron fence.

The woman, the sole occupant, was unconscious following the accident, when firefighters arrived on scene, according to Battalion Chief Eric Heath. Firefighters worked for about 10 minutes to remove both driver side doors from the SUV, in attempt to get the woman out of the vehicle.

Before she was taken to an area hospital, the woman regained consciousness, Heath said.

Heath said the injuries the woman sustained were not life-threatening.

The crash closed North Main Street from Merrell Avenue to Riccio Way for less than an hour. The Equinox had to be towed.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or jmuszynski@bristolpress.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Southington Herald on Thursday, 27 June 2019 16:38. Updated: Thursday, 27 June 2019 16:41.