Police: Man Hit By His Own Car On I-91

Aaron Kupec
August 27, 2018 - 9:09 am

WINDSOR, Conn. (WTIC Radio) - State police say a Westfield, Massachusetts man was hit by his own car Sunday night on Interstate 91 northbound in Windsor, after it was struck from behind by another vehicle.

Gaetano Bompastore, 45, was taken to Hartford Hospital with serious injuries, said troopers.

Bompastore had pulled over and exited his car immediately after the Exit 39/41 ramp for an unknown reason, when the Kia Forte was rear ended by another car driven by a Springfield, Massachusetts woman, said authorities.

She and four children in the car, ranging in age from 10 to 17, were taken to Baystate Medical Center in Springfield to be checked out. The crash remains under investigation.