.

Fairfield Firefighters Extricate Driver from SUV Crash on I-95

Fairfield and Bridgeport firefighters, and Fairfield Police, Connecticut State Police, AMR and CT DOT representatives on scene of an accident near exit 22 on I-95 southbound. Credit: Fairfield Fire Department
Fairfield and Bridgeport firefighters, and Fairfield Police, Connecticut State Police, AMR and CT DOT representatives on scene of an accident near exit 22 on I-95 southbound. Credit: Fairfield Fire Department

Fairfield firefighters came to the rescue Wednesday of a driver whose SUV crashed down an embankment and into a tree off the side of Interstate 95 southbound.

Firefighters had to extricate the victim from the vehicle. Crews responded to the scene of the accident, in between exits 22 and 21, shortly after 11 a.m. on May 7.

Fire personnel stabilized the vehicle, which had lodged against a tree, and gained access to the driver by using hydraulic tools to open its doors and remove the roof. The victim was placed on a longboard for transfer to an awaiting AMR ambulance, which transported the victim to Bridgeport Hospital. 

While crews were working, Ladder 2 was extended to stabilize an overhead exit sign, which had become a potential hazard after one of two supporting steel beams was knocked off during the accident. 

Fire Chief Richard Felner was on scene working as a liaison with Connecticut State Police, the agency investigating the crash. 


Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »