Woman ejected from moving car on Route 8

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NAUGATUCK — A Derby woman sustained severe head injuries after she was ejected from a moving vehicle on Route 8 and was struck by another car Sunday night, state police said.

Glenda Rivera, 35, of 16 Cottage Street, Derby, was the right side passenger in a 1998 Chevrolet Tahoe being driven by Gerald M. Nelson, 40, of that same address, when for unknown reasons she was ejected from the car between exits 26 and 25 on the southbound side of Route 8 shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday, troopers said.

Rivera was transported to Waterbury Hospital with severe head injuries and was listed in critical condition.