Man seriously hurt after struck as pedestrian on I-293 in Manchester

First responders from Manchester, other communities attend to unidentified, 45-year-old man who was struck and seriously hurt after getting out of his car at rush hour on I-293 in the city Thursday afternoon. State police identified the New Britain, Conn. man who drove the tractor-trailer truck that state police said accidentally struck the man. (Jeffrey Hastings Photo)

MANCHESTER — State police continue to investigate why an unidentified, 45-year-old man pulled his sedan over on the northbound side of I-293 in Manchester and ran onto the highway Thursday before the driver of a tractor-trailer truck accidentally struck and seriously injured him.

Mark Furrow, 46, of New Britain, Conn., was identified as the driver of the truck involved in this accident shortly before 4:30 p.m. just south of Exit 6 in the city.

Police said Furrow fully cooperated with authorities and they consider the crash an accident even though the cause remains under investigation.

Manchester Fire and EMS responded to the scene and found the man lying in the middle of the roadway.

The victim, driving a red-colored car, was brought to Catholic Medical Center for treatment of serious injuries, police said.

All northbound lanes of the interstate were shut down for an hour during rush hour. Troopers diverted traffic onto Exit 5 while first responders were treating the victim.

Investigators said they still don’t know why the man stopped and got out of his car.

Anyone that may have further information related to this accident is asked to contact Trooper Thomas Skafidas at 603-223-4381 or by email