Southington Police: Child In Critical Condition After Car Crash That Injures 5

Five people were injured, including a 5-year-old who was reportedly in critical condition, in a two-car crash Saturday afternoon near ESPN’s Bristol headquarters, police said.

The 5-year-old and a 1-year-old were passengers in a vehicle heading south on West Street just before 2 p.m., and the car “appeared to have lost control,” spinning around at an intersection near the Bristol town line and colliding with a northbound car driven by 61-year-old Robert Warner, Southington police said in a posting on the department’s Facebook page.

Warner and his passenger were taken to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury for injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to police.

The driver of the southbound vehicle, Stephanie Matos, 21, was taken to Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford with potentially serious injuries, police said. The department’s statement said the 5-year-old initially was sent to Bristol Hospital, but later was airlifted to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford and was believed to be in critical condition. The 1-year-old was taken straight to CCMC for treatment.

Southington police are still investigating the crash. Anyone with information are asked to contact Officer Ryan Lair #245 at (860) 378-1623 or 860-621-0101, or by email:

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