Owen Canfield, a longtime Hartford Courant sports reporter and editor, was critically injured in this crash in Torrington early Thursday morning.
A Litchfield County journalist who was injured in a crash in Torrington early Thursday morning issued a statement saying he is shaken up but improving every day.
Police said the car, driven by Owen Canfield, 78, went off the road and hit a telephone pole around 1:30 a.m. on Torringford Street near Rockwell Drive.
Canfield, is a columnist for the Register Citizen and a former sports reporter and editor for the Hartford Courant. He and his passenger, Maureen Pugsley, 78, had to be extricated from the car, according to police.
Canfield and Pugsley were taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and then transported to Hartford Hospital by Life Star helicopter, police said.
"I would like to thank all of my friends, current and former colleagues for their kind thoughts and prayers. I am feeling better. Doctors tell me that I am improving every day," Canfield said in a statement released by the hospital. "I am very, very grateful and pleased to know that so many people care. It's a lovely thing. And, I am going to be all right. I am shaken up by this, but all the doctors, nurses, all the beautiful people here at Hartford Hospital have assured me that I will be fine."
Pugsley is listed in serious condition.