Emergency workers tend to a man who was struck by a car on Interstate 91 Tuesday afternoon in Meriden. The man was driving south and his car went off the road into a guardrail, police said. He got out of his car and "wandered" into northbound traffic. Story on Page C1. | (Lauren Sievert/Record-Journal Staff)

Man crashes car, then is struck on Interstate 91

MERIDEN — Police say a driver struck a guardrail, then walked into oncoming traffic and was struck on Interstate 91 Tuesday afternoon.

Lt. J. Paul Vance, state police spokesman, said the man, whose identity has not been released, crashed his car off the southbound side of I-91 between exits 15 and 16 shortly before 1 p.m.

The driver then got out, “wandered” into the northbound lane of traffic and was struck by another car, Vance said.

The man was taken to an area hospital and is listed as “stable and being prepped for treatment” Tuesday afternoon, Vance said. He was alert and conscious at the scene before being taken to the hospital.

Several lanes of I-91 were temporarily closed while emergency crews responded.

Another two car accident on the exit 15 on-ramp occurred about an hour after the initial accident, Vance said. The injuries from the two car accident are listed as minor, but the ramp was closed while police investigated, Vance said.

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