HARTFORD — Hartford Police have confirmed the identity of a victim seriously injured in a July 13 two-car accident with a civilian car and a police cruiser.
The victim, Anthony Mansfield, 50, of Hartford is in serious condition at St. Francis Hospital, police said.
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According to police, at about 12:45 a.m., on July 13, Hartford Police Officer Taikwon Dudley, operating a marked Ford Crown Victoria Hartford Police Cruiser collided with Mansfield’s 1996 Chevy Cavalier.
According to a police spokesperson in a press release, Dudley was responding to assist other officers in an active police pursuit involving an Arthur Stanley at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Woodland Street in Hartford.
Mansfield was transported via ambulance to Saint Francis Hospital for treatment of his injuries and remains in serious condition. Officer Dudley was also treated and medically released.
“The Hartford Police Crime Scene Division, charged with investigating all motor vehicle accidents in the city, with the assistance of the Connecticut State Police and State’s Attorney’s Office, is investigating the incident,” said Hartford Police Chief James C. Rovella.
“At this time, I extend my heartfelt wishes for Mr. Mansfield’s speedy recovery from his injuries. He and his family remain foremost in my thoughts and prayers.”
Anyone with information that may aid in the investigation is asked the Connecticut State Police, State’s Attorney’s Office, or Hartford Police Crime Scene Detective Michael Chauvin at 860-4299.