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Man Injured After Late-Night Crash in Torrington

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A man is said to have suffered non-life threatening injuries after an accident in Torrington Friday morning.

Jago Protz, 29, of New Hartford, who was the only person involved in the accident, was taken to Charlotte Hungerford Hospital with what was believed at the time to be life threatening injuries, but later determined to be non-life threatening.

Around 1:05 a.m., Friday, Torrington police responded to East Main Street in the area of St. John’s Place and found that a black Volvo, operated by Protz, struck a parked and unoccupied Volkswagen Jetta on the right shoulder of the roadway in the eastbound direction.

Following initial impact, the Jetta traveled across the sidewalk and into the bridge railing, knocking the railing off and into the river. Protz’s Volvo also continued across the sidewalk and struck the same railing.

Route 202/East Main Street was closed for upwards of five hours.

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