Sen. Maynard Suffers Serious Injury

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Sen. Andrew Maynard is in a Rhode Island hospital after suffering “severe” and “multiple injuries”, including head injuries, as a result of a fall from an outside staircase at his Stonington home early Monday, according to police.

Stonington Police Capt. Jerry Desmond said Maynard, 52, fell “from a significant height” onto the sidewalk outside his home. A neighbor was there at the time and called police at 2:39 a.m. Monday morning, Desmond said.

Maynard was transported initially to Westerly Hospital in Rhode Island and was later transported to another hospital in that state for additional treatment, according to Desmond.

“Our initial investigation indicates an apparent accident,” said Desmond, ” but we will continue to investigate.”

Desmond said Maynard suffered injuries to his head and other parts of his body.

“Family members are with him now, at an area hospital, and are caring for him. His family is asking for privacy while he convalesces,” Senate President Donald Williams and Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney said in a joint statement Monday morning.

Maynard represents the 18th District covering eight towns in the southeastern corner of Connecticut. He is a deputy Senate majority leader and co-chair of the legislature’s Transportation Committee.

Read more at courant.com.

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