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Meriden Author Remains Critical After Accident

On Sunday, June 14, Meriden author, Laura Van Wormer was in a car accident which has left her in a critical condition.

According to police, 22 year old Wilian Chavez-Sanchez, of Bridgeport, was driving the wrong way during the early morning hours on Sunday on the Wilbur Cross Parkway (Route 15) in Hamden when he hit Van Wormer’s car at 3.30 a.m. Van Wormer was driving in the left lane near Exit 60 when the accident happened.

Van Wormer was taken to the surgical intensive care unit at Yale-New Haven Hospital with serious injuries and Chavez-Sanchez was taken there too but discharged the following day.

Van Wormer is suffering from all of her ribs being broken, a skull fracture and a jaw injury. She also has a clavicle fracture that will require surgery, internal injuries and a very serious injury to her right leg which was crushed in the crash and will need orthopedic reconstructive surgery. She has been heavily sedated since the crash but is showing signs of improvement daily.

Family and friends want to know the status of the investigation and why Chavez-Sanchez has not been charged although police say charges are pending once they gauge the seriousness of Van Wormer’s injuries.

Van Wormer has published 16 books and is an internationally acclaimed author.

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