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Car Hits Two Pedestrians in East Hartford, Streets Closed

EAST HARTFORD — Main Street in East Hartford was closed after a car struck two people Sunday night and police were investigating.

At about  7  p.m. police responded to a report of two injured pedestrians at 1209 Main St.  The two victims, only identified as a male and a female, were taken to a nearby hospital with non life-threatening injuries, police said.

The driver, identified only as a male, stayed on scene and cooperated with police.

Main Street was initially shut down between Burnside Avenue and Prospect Street at 7:30 p.m. while police investigated.

  The entire road reopened around 11:30 p.m.

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76-year-old South End Car Accident Victim Dies

HARTFORD — A Hartford man has died after succumbing to injuries in a motor vehicle accident early Tuesday morning at the corner of Arnold Street and Hillside Avenue, police said.

Jesus Torres-Colon, 76, of Hartford was in critical at Hartford Hospital with life threatening injuries, police said. On Wednesday, he died at Hartford Hospital.

According to police report, A Ford F250 pulling a landscaping trailer hit a scooter with a Torres-Colon, while he was at the intersection of Arnold Street. and Hillside Avenue. The truck was travelling east on Arnold St  and the scooter was north on Hillside Ave.

Late Wednesday, Hartford Police was still investigating and was working with the Connecticut States Attorney’s Office to apply for an amended charge.

The operator of the pickup truck, Edwin Quijada-Rivera, 25 of Hartford, has already been charged with operating a without a license, failure to renew registration and a stop sign violation. He was held on a $20,000 bond.

Police said that Quijada-Rivera allegedly did stop at the stop sign. However, he failed to yield right of way when he did not see the scooter. Police said Quijada-Rivera is not a US citizen and his status is still pending an Immigration Custom Enforcement investigation.


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Hartford Officer Charged in Albany Avenue Car Accident

HARTFORD — Hartford Police arrested a fellow officer who was involved in a car accident that critically injured a civilian at the corner of Albany Avenue and Woodland Street, police said.

Officer Taikwon Dudley was arrested and charged on Thursday with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle, reckless driving, traveling too fast for conditions and failure to obey a traffic signal, police said.

The Hartford Guardian first broke the news after sources reported an accident with a civilian critically injured was ignored while Officer Dudley was being treated by the ambulance on the scene.

 According to police internal investigation, Taikwon was involved in a motor vehicle accident on July 13 while he was responding to the area to assist other officers who were trying to catch an armed suspect in to custody. However, Taikwon was speeding “too fast” for conditions at about 2 : 00 a.m. on Albany Ave.
Taikwon’s car collided with Anthony Mansfield’s car. Mansfield, 50, was critically injured and ultimately succumbed to his injuries at St. Francis Hospital on July 20. Mansfield is a relative of Hartford State Rep. Douglas McCrory.

The accident involving Dudley was investigated by the Hartford Police Accident Reconstruction Unit and the Hartford Police Internal Affairs Division, with the cooperation of the Connecticut State Police and New Britain State’s Attorney’s Office.

Today, Oct. 18, Officer Dudley was placed under arrest and processed for the mentioned charges by Hartford Police.  Officer Dudley was released on a Written Promise to Appear and in Hartford Superior Court on Oct. 25.

“I continue to express my condolences to the Mansfield family in this difficult time.  I thank them for their patience in allowing us to complete a complex investigation as thoroughly and completely as possible,” said Hartford Police Chief James C. Rovella.


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4-year old Victim of Fatal Crash at Belden and Main Dies

HARTFORD — Police arrested a 24-year-old local man for Tuesday’s fatal car accident that took the life of a four-year-old girl.

Lilliany Rodriguez, 4, was a passenger of the Toyota Corolla on Tuesday as the car she was in collided with two others vehicles. Shortly afterward, she was taken to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center because she had life-threatening injuries. She was in critical condition until she succumbed to her injuries at about 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Jason Mattis, 24, of Hartford, who was driving a Subaru, was arrested at the scene of the crash for interfering with a police officer, assault on a police officer and second degree threatening for his actions after the  crash. Mattis was transported to Saint Francis Hospital for evaluation, police said.

Police gave this report: On Tuesday at 6:11 p.m, Hartford Police, Fire and EMS were called to the area of Main Street and Belden Street for a motor vehicle crash.  Upon arrival it was found that a 1997 Subaru Outback station wagon was traveling south on Main Street at a high rate of speed when it struck the rear of a 1999 Toyota Corolla that was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Belden Street.

The Toyota Corolla was pushed forward into a 1998 Acura TL that was also stopped for the red light ahead of the Toyota Corolla.  The Subaru continued south on Main Street and struck a parked vehicle before coming to rest after striking a light pole.

The two passengers of the Acura TL, Damaris Garrega, 29, of  Hartford and a 4-year old boy who was a rear passenger, were also transported to Hartford Hospital by EMS.  The Acura TL was operated by Edwin Cruz, 37, of Hartford.

The Hartford Police Crime Scene Division assumed responsibility for investigating the crash.  The preliminary investigation has revealed that Mattis is at fault for the crash and speed, reckless operation and alcohol are all causative factors. He was driving about 100 miles per hour, police said.

Additional charges will be filed by arrest warrant in the coming days against Mattis relating to the motor vehicle crash, police said..

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Three Killed in Car Crash Near Keney Park


HARTFORD — A single-car accident killed three people in Hartford this morning at the corner of Tower Avenue and Hampton Street.

Police said that at about 3: 50 a.m.,  a 2000 Nissan Altima hit a tree  in the area of 236 Tower Ave., near  Keney Park.

There were four people in the car. One occupant of the vehicle, Ladisha Williams, 17 years old of Hartford, was extricated and transported to Saint Francis Hospital where she is listed in stable condition, according to police.   The Hartford Fire Department continued extrication efforts but the other three occupants of the vehicle, Shakela Patterson, 19, of Hartford, Anthony Smith, 22, of  Hartford, and Carlos Diaz, 22, of Hartford, were all presumed dead by emergency personnel, police said.

According to News 8 Reporter Kent Pierce the car’s impact on  the tree was  so hard, it split the car in half.

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Minor Arrested for Hit and Run Accident

HARTFORD — The teenager who operated the vehicle in a hit and run accident that left one person dead and two injured was arrested today.

The evading operator of the black Toyota was located at Hartford Hospital while receiving medical attention for non-life threatening injuries.  The 17 year old driver was positively identified by witnesses and subsequently charged with second degree manslaughter, evading  an accident with death, reckless operation, operating without a license, operating an unregistered motor vehicle, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and misuse of plate. 

His name was withheld because he is a minor.

The police gave this report of what happened:

On Nov.  1, at approximately 8:53 p.m. Officer Michael Heselton was traveling west on East Elliot Street when a Toyota passed him without any lights and entered the intersection of Wethersfield Ave. against a red light. 

The Toyota was struck by a black Chevrolet SUV traveling south on Wethersfield  Ave.  The Toyota then spun onto Elliot Street striking a parked vehicle and two teenaged pedestrians.  The occupants of the Toyota fled on foot.  

Officer Heselton remained on scene and rendered aid to the injured pedestrians who were transported to Hartford Hospital.  One of the pedestrians later identified as 16-year-old Anthony Morales of Hartford succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased shortly after his arrival at the hospital.  The other pedestrian identified as 16-year-old Travis Seabourne of Hartford suffered serious injuries but is listed in stable condition. 

The operator of the Chevrolet SUV identified as Alexander Delgado of Newington, declined medical attention and was not cited for the accident. 

Anonymous, confidential tips may be made by calling Hartford Crime Stoppers at 860-722-TIPS (8477). 

Hartford Crime Stoppers is a community and business based organization that awards up to $1,000.00 for information from confidential sources that lead to the arrest of a suspect in a police investigation.

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Three-way Accident Left One Dead, One Injured

HARTFORD — One man died and another was injured yesterday after an accident, involving two motorcycles and a truck that collided on Loomis and Windsor streets, police said.

The 41-year-old man who was the operator of the Suzuki was transported to Hartford Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

His  identity is not being released pending family notifications, police said.

The other motorcycle was operated by a Sherwayne Daniels, 27, of East Hartford.  Daniels was transported to Hartford Hospital where he was treated and released, according to a police press release.

The third person involved in this accident was Jeffrey Rodriguez, 41, of Hartford.  Rodriguez was transported to Saint Francis Hospital where he was treated and released. 

 Police gave this report of the accident:

On Sunday, Aug. 2, 2009 at 2:00 a.m Hartford Police, Fire and EMS were called to the intersection of Windsor Street and Loomis Street for a motor vehicle crash. 

Upon arrival, Oofficers found that a 2006 Suzuki GSXR 600 motorcycle collided with a 2006 Ford F-150.  A second motorcycle, a 2006 Yamaha R6, lost control and slid on its side but did not contact the truck. 

The Ford F-150 was operated by a Jeffrey Rodriguez.

Evidence at the scene suggests thatRodriguez was operating the Ford F-150 north on Windsor Street and initiated a left turn to enter westbound Loomis Street, police said.

 The two motorcycles were traveling south on Windsor Street when both observed the truck entering into a turning maneuver.  Daniels attempted to stop and the operator of the Suzuki was unable to stop or avoid the turning vehicle and collided with the front end of the truck, police said.

 The operator of the Suzuki was wearing a protective helmet at the time of the crash, police said.

The speed of the motorcycle is a factor in the crash, police said.

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