Driver freed from Merritt wreck by firefighters
Updated 1:46 am, Tuesday, April 5, 2016
FAIRFIELD — A driver trapped in a car that flipped onto its side on the Merritt Parkway Sunday evening was hospitalized after being extricated from the tangled wreck by firefighters.
Fire crews were dispatched to the scene of the single-vehicle accident off the southbound highway, in the Merwins Lane area, shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday.
Fire crews, after assessing the driver’s condition, sawed through the car’s windshield, disentangled the airbag and removed the driver through the sunroof within 8 minutes of the first units’ arrival on the scene, according to the fire report by Assistant Fire Chief Erik Kalapir.
Westport firefighters provided assistance at the scene, helping to stabilize the vehicle while the driver was being removed.
The accident was investigated by State Police. The last fire unit cleared the scene about 8:40 p.m.