TORRINGTON - A Waterbury man suffered life-threatening injuries in a three-car crash that closed a city street Wednesday night.
Horace Gill, 56, was rushed to Hartford Hospital by LifeStar in the wake of an accident that occurred around 9 p.m. on East Main Street.
Police said preliminary investigations determined that Gill was traveling west on the street when he rear-ended a Mercedes that was stopped to turn left into a gas station. The impact from the collision sent the Mercedes into eastbound traffic, police said, where it then struck a third vehicle, a Jeep.
The operators of the Mercedes and the Jeep both sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were transferred to Charlotte Hungerford hospital.
When police arrived on scene they found Gill’s car halfway up on the sidewalk, facing west. The Mercedes was sitting in the middle of both sides of traffic, and the Jeep sat perpendicular in the eastbound lane of traffic. All three cars suffered heavy front-end damage.
Police said the section of East Main Street where the crash occurred was closed for approximately four hours.
The Torrington Police Department’s Accident Investigation Team is investigating this motor vehicle crash. Any member of the public who has any information regarding this case is asked to contact Torrington police at 860-489-2000 or Officer Oscar Segui, the lead investigator in the case.