Stolen car involved in serious accident on Route 9 in Middletown
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WFSB) - Multiple people have been taken to the hospital following a serious crash on Route 9 in Middletown.
Around 1:45 Sunday morning, Portland Police alerted Middletown Police to a Hyundai Elantra that was speeding in the town of Portland.
Middletown Police saw the Hyundai drive over the Arrigoni Bridge and attempted to stop the car on Hartford Avenue.
The driver drove through a red light at the intersection of Hartford Ave. and Route 9 and collided with a Honda Ridgeline driving south.
A wreck in this spot isn’t surprising to Leonard Sanders.
“When you come down to 16, it’s like you try to beat the light so you get on route 9. It’s like people don’t take their time about anything. That’s why we have more accidents at that corner,” Leonard said.
The occupants of both vehicles were transported to local hospitals and are listed in stable to critical conditions.
“That’s the problem. It’s always the innocent person always wind up getting hurt behind someone else doing something reckless,” said Leonard. “Everybody needs to slow down. You’re going nowhere fast.”
Police are working to identify all of the people involved in this accident before releasing their names.
Middletown Police say the Hyundai was later reported stolen out of Wethersfield.
Police are asking any witnesses to contact the Middletown Police Department.
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