State Police Cruiser and Firefighter involved in Crash - NBC Connecticut

State Police Cruiser and Firefighter involved in Crash

State police and a firefighter were assisting with a previous crash.

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    State Police Cruiser and Firefighter involved in Crash
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    A state police cruiser and a Meriden firefighter were struck by a car on I-691 eastbound in Meriden on Sunday.

    According to the Meriden fire department, emergency personnel were responding to a previous accident around 8 a.m. when a car struck an ambulance causing a chain reaction crash. 

    Fire officials said the car struck a parked ambulance which caused the ambulance to strike the police cruiser which was also parked. The cruiser then hit a firefighter who was assisting with the previous crash.

    The firefighter was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital and is listed in good condition.

    Exits 7 and 8 on I-691 were shut down while the accident was being cleared.

    State police believe black ice and foggy conditions may have played a part in the accident.