Several Injured in Same-Day Car Accidents Across the Country

Several Injured in Same-Day Car Accidents Across the CountryTwo people were severely injured in a crash on Thursday, August 18, on Pumpkin Hill Road near Ledyard, Connecticut, the News Times reports.

According to the news source, Sierra Alves of New Milford was driving in the southbound lane of Pumpkin Hill Road in her Chrysler Sebring when she allegedly swerved over the center double-yellow line into the northbound lane, causing her to crash head-on into a Ford Mustang driven by George Linebarger of Newton.

Emergency officials responded to the accident at 11:17 a.m, and treated both drivers at the scene. Alves was later taken to Danbury Hospital, while Linebarger was driven to New Milford Hospital, where they received further treatment, the media outlet stated.

The road was closed for about an hour after the accident as crews cleaned the area of debris.

The Brookfield Police Department is aiding New Milford Police in the investigation. The emergency medical treatment was provided by Water Witch Hose Company, as well as Brookfield and New Milford volunteer ambulance services.

A second accident on Thursday shook up Sheffield Township, Ohio, when a pregnant woman was involved in another two-car crash, according to the Chronicle Telegram.

North Ridgeville resident Cassandra Price, 27, allegedly crashed into a blue 2001 Chrysler PT Cruise after running a red light while traveling eastbound on North Ridge Road, the media outlet stated.

Price had to be air-lifted to MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, where she received medical treatment and was discharged on Friday, August 19.

Martha Ralston, 62, was driving the PT Cruiser that was allegedly hit, and had to be taken to Mercy Regional Medical Center in Lorain, along with her husband, according to the news provider.

Alcohol was not suspected in the accident, although the investigation of the crash is still ongoing.