Three Seriously Injured in Accident with Dump Truck

A car struck a Public Works dump truck that was parked on Circular Avenue in the early morning hours Sunday as crews worked to remove snow from the road. The three people in the car sustained serious injuries, according to police.


Three people were seriously injured early Sunday morning after the car they were in struck a dump truck on Circular Avenue, according to police.

At about 3:15 a.m. police got the report of the accident on Circular Avenue at Scott Street that involved a Public Works truck, police spokesman Capt. Ronald Smith said. 

Officers learned that the car was traveling north on Circular Avenue when it hit the dump truck, which was being used by Public Works crews to remove snow to widen the road, Smith said. Crews worked throughout the weekend removing snow in order to make the roads wider to traffic after the Feb. 8 blizzard left 40" of snow in Hamden.

The Hamden Fire Department extricated the three people from the car, Smith said, and all three were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital with serious injuries. Their names have not yet been released pending notification of family members.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officers Michael Romanelli or Gregg Curran of the Hamden Police Department Traffic Division at 203-230-4000.

Debra Kay Levi February 18, 2013 at 07:26 PM
prayers here
Proud Liberal February 18, 2013 at 08:07 PM
Were they speeding? Were they drinking? Was there a cop on the location directing traffic during the snow removal ? Was there any warning what so ever for this truck being in the street at the time such as blinking lights or traffic cones???? Was the street a sheet of ice ? Can we get a little more information from this story?
. February 20, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Proud Liberal, what in the hell do you plan on doing with that information that makes you feel like you have a right to demand it like you deserve it? If you hadn't noticed, the three people sustained "serious" injuries. Give those people some privacy, for Christ's sake.
Jason February 25, 2013 at 03:12 PM
This crash was really ugly and suspicious. and judging by the links on facebook, one of the passengers or driver was pretty damn popular as a music artist or something from new haven, CT. Prayers to all. Hope and Pray all recover, and that GOD will be with them.


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