2 hospitalized after Black Rock Turnpike crash this morning
Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield was shut down during Wednesday morning's rush by a two-vehicle crash that sent both drivers to the hospital.
The collision between a Hummer, driven by Matthew Donaher, 46, and a Jeep driven by Regina Lupo, 59, near the street's intersection with Burroughs Road, took place just before 8 a.m. It was reported to emergency-services personnel by a call from a bystander.
Firefighters arriving at the accident scene found Donaher on the ground nearby the wreck, but Lupo, of Gerry Street in Greenwich, had to be extricated by firefighters using the Hurst tool, also known as "Jaws of Life." After the Jeep's driver-side doors were removed, Lupo was pulled from the vehicle and placed on a long board for transfer to the waiting ambulance.
According to police, Donaher, of Mount Pleasant Road in Newtown, was driving south on Black Rock Turnpike when he ran through the red light at Burroughs Road, striking Lupo's vehicle.
Donaher was issued an infraction for running the red light.