BRISTOL - One person was taken to the hospital Friday evening after the propane truck he was driving was rear ended by another vehicle.
Police, firefighters and multiple ambulances responded to the area of 975 Farmington Ave. on the report of a car that smashed into the back of a truck carrying propane at about 5:09 p.m. Initially, emergency responders feared the truck was leaking propane, but it was discovered shortly thereafter that there was no leak.
The driver of the Brooks Energy truck complained of back pain and was taken to an area hospital. The driver of the Buick LeSabre was knocked unconscious as a result of the impact, but he opted not to go to the hospital after being evaluated by medics.
The Lesabre sustained heavy front end damage and had to be towed away. It took a few minutes before the Buick could be separated from the back of the propane truck, as the front end was wedged under the vehicle.
Traffic was backed up for nearly 45 minutes because the road was closed while emergency crews investigated and cleaned up the scene, which was clear by about 5:50 p.m.
Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or firstname.lastname@example.org.