Simsbury Police Officer Hit by Car

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A Simsbury police officer is recovering after being struck by a car while directing traffic Monday morning in Front of Simsbury High School on Farms Village Road.

There was a concern that Officer Milton Saavedra had some cracked ribs, but after an examination at a local hospital, it was determined that he did not, First Selectman Mary Glassman told WTIC News.  He will be staying overnight in the hospital for observation, but should be released on Tuesday, she said.

Saavedra is a retired Hartford police officer and is a relatively new member of the Simsbury police force, said Glassman.

Glassman said the glare from the sun appeared to be a contributing factor in the accident. “It is a problem. We have officers directing traffic early in the morning; a lot of our students drive to school and with the glare in the early morning it’s often very difficult to see,” she said.

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