Two people were seriously hurt Monday in a two-car accident on Candlewood Mountain Road.

Matthew Gavel, 22, of Candlewood Mountain Road was taken by LifeStar helicopter to St. Mary's Hospital in Waterbury. He was in serious condition Tuesday in the hospital's intensive care unit.

Charles Samuelson, 64, of Green Pond Road in Sherman was transported to Danbury Hospital, where he had been upgraded Tuesday from stable to fair condition.

Mr. Gavel was driving his 1987 Saab north when he failed to negotiate a curve, crossed over the center line and collided with Mr. Samuelson's southbound 1989 Dodge pickup truck, police said.

The accident occurred at about 2:11 p.m. near Little Quarry Lane. No charges were filed as of Tuesday.

-- Susan Tuz