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Car Crashes Through Conn. Overpass, Lands on I-91 Median

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WINDSOR, Conn. (WGGB/AP) — A motorist slammed through a concrete barrier, falling from an overpass above Interstate 91 in Windsor and leaving him hospitalized in critical condition.

Police say the driver of a Jeep Grand Cherokee came from the high-occupancy vehicle lane and went through an intersection before crashing through the barrier on Tuesday morning.

The vehicle caught fire as it fell onto a highway median below the overpass.

An accident reconstruction team said the bridge is structurally sound.

Conn. State Police say that the HOV lane southbound remains closed.

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  • kristin1982

    You all should be ashamed of yourselves – making a mockery out of something terrible – I personally saw this crash and said a prayer for those involved- go rant political elsewhere – it’s sad that you all do not know better-

  • kristin1982

    None taken but perhaps you should have considered that a human being is more than likely dead if not then seriously injured and considered their family or friends – and not made the ridiculous comments to begin with – it is offensive

  • kristin1982

    I guess the fact that I was there and it really was horrifying has made me over sensitive to the issue – no hard feelings I just hoped people might be more respectful …

  • kristin1982

    Nathan – I’m sorry that this is the way you look at things – apparently you are missing the message here – it is not appropriate – and I will agree to disagree with you -

  • kristin1982

    Donald – I just needed to change the tone of this discussion and I appreciate your ability to understand the message I hoped to convey – you all drive safe

  • kristin1982

    Not putting you down just asking you not to make a joke of it.

  • kristin1982

    I did feel that the comments were disrespectful … I still do – I was not amused in the slightest – however I do not feel like bantering with you – since the focus was protecting our constitutional rights I will employ my 1st amendment rights when I say that I thought the comments lacked taste and class- and I felt strongly enough about it to give my own opinion – whether you agree or disagree is trivial as both of our lives will go on either way… I apologize if you felt you were being attacked – but you aren’t the victim here.

  • kristin1982

    I heard that the victim of this accident passed away- my condolences to his family and friends…