Passenger critically injured aboard bus in Fairfield
Published 4:06 pm, Friday, December 10, 2010
A passenger aboard a bus that stopped short to avoid striking a car in downtown Fairfield suffered critical injuries.
The passenger was riding a Coastal Link bus traveling east on the Post Road when it was cut off by a car near Reef Road about 12:30 p.m., police said.
According to Sgt. Suzanne Lussier, a police spokesman, the passenger was standing in the Milford Transit District bus and was thrown backward when the bus was cut off by a dark-colored Volkswagen that pulled over from the Post Road's left lane to the right lane, turning right onto Reef Road.
A Greenwich resident, the passenger's name is being withheld by police, until his family is notified. Lussier said he suffered serious head injuries in the accident. He was taken to St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport.
She said the bus was slowing down on its approach to the bus stop just east of Reef Road. Witnesses said they believed the driver of the VW pulled into the driveway leading to the parking garage behind Borders Books.
"We are actively attempting to locate and talk to the operator of the VW or anyone who may have witnessed this incident," Lussier said.
The VW was described as dark red or brown, with a tan convertible top.
Anyone with information should contact the Fairfield police accident investigation division at 203-254-4808.