despp: State Trooper, Pedestrian Struck on I-91 in Hartford
2014

{Connecticut State Police Patch}  
STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Emergency Services &
Public Protection
Connecticut State Police
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Middletown, Connecticut 06457
 
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Dr. Dora B. Schriro
Commissioner
Colonel Brian F. Meraviglia
Deputy Commissioner
Division of State Police
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 8, 2014

 

STATE TROOPER, PEDESTRIAN STRUCK ON INTERSTATE 91 IN HARTFORD

 

   On 08/07/14, just before 7:20 p.m., a State Trooper on patrol was dispatched to remove debris from I-91 south of exit #33 in Hartford.  Upon arrival, he positioned his police cruiser with emergency lights activated to protect oncoming traffic from the large debris on I-91.


   At approximately 7:21 p.m. State Police Troop H received multiple notifications that a State Trooper and pedestrian had been struck by a car on I-91 near exit #33 in Hartford. Troopers, Hartford Police & Fire and EMS responded to the accident scene. The Trooper and civilian were injured at the scene and emergency care was provided to both people.

 

   The Trooper suffered multiple serious injuries and was treated at the scene before being transported by ambulance to Hartford Hospital, where he was admitted.

 

   The motorist removing the object also sustained injury and was treated at the scene and transported by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital, listed in stable condition.

   The accident scene was secured and the State Police Collision Analysis Reconstruction Squad (C.A.R.S UNIT) and State Police Troop H accident investigators responded to the scene to investigate this accident. 

   Preliminary accident investigation determined that the Trooper had stopped his vehicle with emergency lights to protect a motorist who was trying to remove a large object that had fallen from his vehicle from the highway.  The Trooper tried to assist the motorist when they were both hit by the northbound vehicle.

   The injured Trooper is identified as Trooper Michael Quaglioroli. He has been assigned to patrol at Troop H in Hartford for the past 8 months.   

 

   This accident remains under investigation.  Troopers are asking any witnesses to this accident to contact State Police at (860) 534-1000.


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Lt. J. Paul Vance





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