8 vehicles involved in East Hartford accident

EAST HARTFORD — Eight vehicles were involved in an accident involving a tractor-trailer on Main Street in Thursday evening.

The accident happened around 6:10 p.m. near the intersection of Rector and Main streets, near Burnside Avenue in front of St Johns Episcopal Church.  According to police, as many as eight other vehicles were also involved.

Police said five or six people were transported for non-life threatening injuries.

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