Southington police have launched an investigation after a woman came forward to say she was sexually assaulted after a traffic accident.
The woman told police Friday that she was driving on North Shuttle Street around 10 p.m. Thursday when her car was tapped from behind by another vehicle as she attempted to turn onto Long Bottom Road, police said.
She pulled her vehicle over and got out to inspect for damage and encountered a man driving the other car. According to the victim, after determining there was no damage, the man sexually assaulted her before fleeing the scene.
The man is described as being younger looking, possible 24 to 30 years old. He is 5-feet-6 inches to 5-feet-8 inches tall, slender, with short hair. He was wearing a black hoodie and dark baggie jeans.
According to the victim, the man was driving a black 2003 to 2006 Nissan Altima with stock rims. The car had a silver Nissan symbol on the front and a front license plate bracket without a license plate in it.
Anyone who has information or who may have been in the area of North Shuttle Street and Long Bottom Road between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday night is asked to call police at 860-378-1644 or 860-621-0101.