Middlesex Hospital sees patients in temporary emergency department following crash

Firefighters on the scene after a car crashed into Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, February 22, 2018 (WTNH / George Roelofsen)

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (WTNH) — Middlesex Hospital says it has seen dozens of patients in the new temporary emergency department after a serious crash there last week.

The space opened on Friday afternoon.

It comes after police say 27-year-old Steven Ellam drove his car through the emergency room entrance on Thursday morning and then lit himself on fire.

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The main ER remains closed because of all the damage.

The hospital is still not taking patients via ambulance.

Original Story: Man crashes car into Middlesex Hospital before setting himself on fire

Ellam remains in critical condition.

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