Overnight accident overturns two cars, one in river


PLAINFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — An accident first thing Sunday on Route 14 (Black Rock Road) left two cars overturned, and one in a river.

Around 3:21 a.m., Plainfield police, firefighters, and EMTs responded to the area of Black Hill Road and Picket Road in Plainville’s Central Village. They were dispatched on a report of a two-vehicle accident with wires and a utility pole down, with both cars overturned, one of which was in a nearby river.

Plainfield police oversaw the closure of Black Hill Road as they investigated. They discovered that Bryan Field, a 19-year-old local to the neighborhood, was driving eastbound on Black Hill when he lost control and spun out into a utility pole, overturning into a river. Police say the vehicle, a Ford F350, incurred extensive damaged and was towed from the scene.

Just after, Wayne Dowdell was traveling westbound when his car was turned on its side after driving over a piece of broken pole. His car, a Ford F150, also incurred significant damages and had to be towed, police say.

Field was transported by ambulance to the Plainfield Backus Hospital emergency room for minor injuries. Dowdell refused medical treatment; he was not injured.

Plainfield police say the accident is still under investigation, and that no further details are available.

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