Bad crash seriously injures man, shuts down Route 11

FARMINGTON — Two people were injured, one seriously, in a two-vehicle collision on Route 11 which shut down a section of the road for about two hours Monday night.

The accident involving a Jeep and a Chevrolet Aveo occurred around 10 p.m. near Lock-Tite Storage.

Fire Deputy Chief James Reinert said the male driver of the Jeep, who was seriously injured, was trapped in the vehicle for some time, and fire officials had to use rescue tools to extricate him.

The female driver of the Chevrolet was also injured, but her injuries were less severe, said Reinert.

Both drivers were taken to Frisbie Memorial Hospital after the accident, and their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, he said. The drivers were alone in the vehicles they were driving.

While a medical helicopter was initially called to the scene to transport the male driver, the request for the helicopter was later canceled. According to reports on the emergency scanner, the man suffered head injuries.

Farmington police were not available for further information on the accident Monday night.

State Police were on scene diverting traffic on Route 11, and drivers were using the Holy Rosary parking lot to turn around. A state trooper said the affected portion of the road was expected to be closed for about two hours.

The identities of the drivers are unknown at this time.