Man Seriously Injured After Jumping Out of Car in New Britain: Police

A 24-year-old Farmington man has been seriously injured after jumping out of the backseat of a car on Route 71/Hartford Road in New Britain early Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

Officials said it happened near 590 Hartford Road shortly after 1 p.m. Police initially reported that a pedestrian had been struck by a Ford Explorer in the area.

Police said the victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries and is listed in stable condition.

The northbound side of the road was closed, along with the exit 30 off-ramp from Route 9 northbound, while authorities investigated the crash.

The roads have since reopened.

Police have not identified the victim by name. Check back for updates.

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