Former State Senator Edwin Gomes is in critical condition after getting seriously injured in a crash in Bridgeport on Sunday night and a teenager is also injured, according to police.
Dispatchers said they received a report of a two-car crash at the intersection of Boston Avenue and Noble Avenue shortly before 7 p.m.
According to investigators, a 19-year-old Bridgeport man was driving an Acura RSX westbound on Boston Avenue approaching the intersection with Noble Avenue as 84-year-old Edwin Gomes was driving a Ford Fusion eastbound on Boston Avenue.
Police said Gomes is a former State Senator.
Authorities said Gomes attempted to turn left into the Kentucky Fried Chicken parking lot and collided with the Acura RSX traveling in the far right westbound lane of Boston Avenue.
Authorities said the impact of the cars colliding with one another caused significant damage to the vehicles and both drivers were injured.
Ambulance personnel were able to rescue the drivers from their vehicles and both were transported to the hospital, police said. There were no passengers in either vehicle.
Police said Gomes sustained serious injuries and remains in critical condition at Bridgeport Hospital. The 19-year-old driver of the Acura RSX is listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries, they added.
The Bridgeport Police Crash Investigation Team has responded to the scene to investigate the crash.