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Police say five people hospitalized in wake of Gales Ferry crash

By Greg Smith

Publication: theday.com

Published April 29. 2014 3:34PM   Updated April 29. 2014 3:38PM

Ledyard - Five people were injured in the three-vehicle motor vehicle accident that temporarily closed Route 12 in Gales Ferry on Monday, according to police.

Initial investigation by police determined that the 3:49 p.m. crash occurred when a Honda Pilot driven by Colleen Sweet of Gales Ferry was rear-ended by a Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by Frank Swaney of Plainfield. Sweet, facing south, was stopped on Route 12 waiting to turn onto Anderson Drive when she was hit, police said.

The impact caused the Honda Pilot to be pushed into the northbound lane of Route 12, where it struck head-on a 2007 Ford 500 operated by Glenn Siter of Andover.

As a result, police said five individuals were transported to both Lawrence + Memorial Hospital in New London and The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich for injuries determined not to be life-threatening.

This accident remains under investigation by the Ledyard Police Department.

Ledyard police were joined at the scene by the Gales Ferry Fire Department, Ledyard Fire Department, Ledyard Volunteer Emergency Squad, U.S. Submarine Base Fire Department and Ambulance, Poquetanuck Fire Department Ambulance, American Ambulance, and L+M paramedics.

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