Teen Injured in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Pleasant Street in Willimantic
Where: The accident occurred on Pleasant Street in Willimantic, Connecticut.
What Happened: A tractor-trailer allegedly ran over a teenager as they were crossing the street.
- Driver of tractor-trailer
- Pedestrian, 19, injured
On or about Wednesday, December 30th, 2020, around 8:00 in the evening, an accident between a teenage pedestrian and a tractor-trailer sent one person to the hospital. Authorities said the accident happened along Pleasant Street in Willimantic, Connecticut.
Connecticut State Police said an as-of-yet unidentified 19-year-old was allegedly crossing the street when they were run over by a passing 18-wheeler. Pictures from the scene seem to show the incident happened near a crosswalk at an unspecified intersection.
The victim became trapped beneath the rear wheels of the tractor-trailer. Emergency responders freed the victim and rushed him to nearby Hartford Hospital in order to be treated for unspecified injuries. No other vehicles were mentioned by police in their preliminary report.
Pleasant Street runs east and west with two lanes according to Google Streetview. Willimantic is located about 27 miles east of Hartford.
The investigation is still active and ongoing.
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