Sen. Andrew Maynard, D-Stonington, was in serious condition Monday at a trauma center in Rhode Island after an early morning fall on the steps outside his home, but Senate leaders said his family has declined to release details on the incident or the extent of his injuries.
Maynard, 52, was taken to Westerly Hospital in Westerly, R.I., and then transferred to Rhode Island Hospital, which is designated as the major trauma center for southeastern New England.
“Senator Maynard suffered an injury while at home over the weekend. Family members are with him now, at an area hospital, and are caring for him. His family is asking for privacy while he convalesces,” said a statement from the Senate Democratic leadership.
Capt. Jerry Desmond of the Stonington police said a neighbor called police at 2:39 a.m. to say Maynard had fallen from a “significant height” on the outside stairs to his residence.
Desmond said the initial investigation indicates that Maynard’s injuries were caused by an accidental fall, but the incident remains under investigation. A neighbor witnessed the fall, Desmond said.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Andy and his loved ones,” Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman said in a statement. “Working with him has been an honor and a privilege. He is a powerful voice for his district and for the issues he cares about. We join the rest of our colleagues in wishing him a full and fast recovery.”
Maynard, who is serving his fourth two-year term, is a candidate for re-election in the 18th Senate District in the southeastern corner of Connecticut on the Rhode Island border. It includes Groton, Stonington, North Stonington, Preston, Griswold, Voluntown, Plainfield and Sterling.