Two Suffer Minor Injuries After Damaging Accident on Mount Vernon Road
A Friday night accident near the intersection of Roseanna Road and Mount Vernon Road in Plantsville caused damage to two utility poles and a fire hydrant, but occupants were able to walk away with only some minor injuries police said.
Residents in a normally quiet Southington neighborhood saw some unexpected
excitement over the weekend after an accident involving a single car caused a
stir and some considerable damage to public property on Friday night.
The good news: passengers of the vehicle involved suffered only minor injuries
and were treated and released the same night.
“There would have been police, fire and other officials on site because of the
damage absorbed by the telephone poles and fire hydrant, but as far as
accidents go it was really nothing big,” Southington Police Sgt. Jeffrey
Dobratz said Monday.
Police, fire and other officials were forced to close a portion of Roseanna
Road in the area of Mount Vernon Road, responding with multiple vehicles after
a car driven by 23-year-old Michael Molleur lost control heading across the
southbound lanes and leaving the roadway.
Police said evidence showed Molleur failed to negotiate the curve properly,
striking two utility poles and damaging the fire hydrant before the car struck
a tree and finally came to a stop. The two passengers with Molleur suffered
minor injuries, but were treated at the Hospital of Central Connecticut,
Bradley Campus, and released later in the evening.
"It looked bad," one resident said. "The street was completely shut down and the car looked like it was stuck up in the tree."
There was no evidence of DUI or other factors, police said. Molleur was cited
with failure to maintain proper lane.
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