Eight people, including three children, were injured in a five-car crash that has shut down Dixwell Avenue in Hamden on Wednesday night, police said.
The five cars involved in the crash in front of the Hamden Plaza Shopping Center at 8:45 p.m. were heavily damaged.
In all, five adults and three children were hurt and some of the injuries are serious. One of the victims was thrown from a vehicle and suffered head injuries, police said. Another suffered several broken bones.
The road was closed between Skiff Street and Connolly Parkway, but reopened after midnight.