Three people were transported to the hospital this evening following a two-car accident in front of the Four Corner Store at 600 Middlebury Road. The driver's side door had to be cut off one vehicle so emergency crews could get to the driver, a 53-year-old Middlebury woman who police said suffered non life-threatening injuries.
The two other individuals — a 48-year-old Middletown woman and a 29-year-old Colchester man — also suffered non life-threatening injuries.
A baby sheep was reportedly in their vehicle, too, and was jostled around in the accident, which took place at about 4:30 p.m. The sheep was taken to police headquarters, where it was to be picked up by friends of its owners, police said.
According to a report just released by Lt. Richard Wildman, a preliminary investigation has revealed that the Middlebury woman made a left turn into the Four Corners parking lot and may have pulled out in front of the other vehicle, a 2006 Ford 250 pickup truck, as it was traveling westbound on Rout 64 (Middlebury Road).
The accident remains under investigation, by officer Cronin. Members of the responded and treated the victims on scene, in addition to paramedics from American Medical Response and Campion Ambulance.