Police: Man seriously injured after crash on I-95 in Fairfield

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A crash on I-95 in Fairfield, Conn., has the northbound lanes backed up for more than three miles Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

A crash on I-95 in Fairfield, Conn., has the northbound lanes backed up for more than three miles Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

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FAIRFIELD — A man was sent to the hospital with serious injuries Thursday morning after a crash ejected him from his car on Interstate 95, according to state police.

A stretch of the highway between Exits 19 and 21 was backed up due to the incident, the state Department of Transportation said.

The crash was reported around 7:30 a.m. A New York man was driving a box truck north on Interstate 95 when an Acura MDX struck him from behind, according to an incident report from state police.

This caused the driver of the Acura, an unidentified man, to be ejected from the car. Police said the man had serious injuries and an ambulance took him to Bridgeport Hospital.

The New York man may have had a possible injury, but he was not taken to the hospital, according to an incident report from state police.

The state Department of Transportation reported that the highway’s northbound lanes were congested between exits 18 and 21 — more than three miles — because of an overturned vehicle between exits 19 and 21.

The right and center lanes of I-95 north between the exits reopened around noon.

Police are still investigating this crash. Anyone with information should call Trooper Labron-Hernandez at 203-696-2500.

Staff writer Liz Hardaway contributed to this report.