Child Critically Injured on Route 44 Thursday Evening

On 10/05/2017 at approximately 10:04 p.m., Troop B was notified of a serious injury motor vehicle accident that occurred in the town of Colebrook along Route 44. Troop B Troopers as well as Fire and EMS personnel were dispatched to the scene and determined the following:

A 2012 grey Honda Accord was traveling eastbound on Route 44 near the intersection of Rockhall Road in Colebrook and a 2012 white Dodge Ram pick-up truck was traveling westbound on Route 44 near the intersection of Rockhall Road. Frank Rose (DOB: 03/07/1994 of Catskill, NY), the operator of the Dodge lost control of his vehicle, crossing onto the eastbound lane and colliding with the Honda which had swerved onto the eastbound shoulder of Route 44.

The driver and the passenger sitting in the right rear seat of the Honda Accord were transported to Waterbury Hospital via ambulance. The passenger sitting in the left rear seat was transported to Connecticut Children's Medical Center via Life Star with serious injuries and remains in critical condition.

Frank Rose was given a series of Field Sobriety Tests to which he failed. Frank Rose was placed under arrest for Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol / and or Drugs in violation of C.G.S 14-227a. Mr. Rose was not injured and was released on a $1,000 cash/surety bond and is scheduled to be arraigned at Torrington Superior Court, G.A #18, on 10/20/2017 at 0900 hours.

This case remains under investigation. Additional charges are pending. Anyone with information regarding this accident is asked to contact Troop B, Trooper Figueiral #1123 at 860-626-1820.



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