Driver crashes into CT hospital, sets self on fire

23 February, 2018, 06:46 | Author: Luis Fowler
  • A car slammed into the ER at Middlesex Hospital

The man, who was not distinguished, drove his auto into the stroll in passage of the crisis bureau of Middlesex Hospital in Middletown just before 10 a.m., Mayor Dan Drew said at a public interview. He was reportedly at Bridgeport Hospital in critical condition.

One person was hurt, according to dispatchers.

After crashing through the emergency room sliding doors, Ellam exited the burning auto and was engulfed in flames.

The Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad responded and the hospital went into "emergency operations mode", reports WFSB.

The Life Star emergency helicopter was dispatched to the scene. Residents in the area were told to evacuate as a precautionary measure.

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He has been convicted of driving under the influence, criminal mischief and assault.

The Middletown Police Department is now cooperating with other state and federal authorities, including the FBI's New Haven Division, lead by Special Agent in Charge Patricia Ferrick. In 2013 he was also found guilty of attempting to strangle someone.

Emergency patients at Middlesex were brought to MidState Medical Center, the Hospital of Central Connecticut and Hartford Hospital until for the time being. "We are committed to maintaining safe workplaces across Hartford HealthCare, and we are dedicated to the safety and security of our patients and colleagues across our system", a spokesperson said. "I was in my room".

"In view of witnesses' announcements, we trust he at that point set himself fire", Drew said.

Several fire departments were called for mutual aid. He said no threat was made to the hospital ahead of the incident.



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