The driver who plowed into a set of gas pumps in East Hartford, causing an explosion, told investigators another vehicle struck her car and caused her to lose control, according to police.
Police said Sindie Thomas, 69, of East Hartford, was behind the wheel Thursdaywhen her car slammed into the Phillips 66 gas station at 302 Main Street.
Witnesses said they saw Thomas speed through the parking lot of a Wendy's restaurant across the street, shoot over the grass and cross the busy road before crashing into the gas station.
Thomas told police another car struck her vehicle, causing her to lose control. Police said Friday they have not identified a second car involved in the incident, nor do they have a description of one.