Truck crashes through Pequot Avenue building wall
FAIRFIELD — A pickup truck hauling a construction trailer crashed into the side of a Pequot Avenue building Monday afternoon, piercing the wall of the mixed-use structure.
Although the building at 281 Pequot Ave. in Southport Village’s commercial center was occupied at the time, neither the pickup driver nor anyone in the building was injured, according to the fire report.
When firefighters arrived on the scene approximately 4:50 p.m. Monday, the pickup pulling a trailer had crashed through a wall of the building and its engine compartment was lodged inside.
An occupant of the building, which houses a gallery, office and apartments, told firefighters that she heard a loud crash when the truck hit the wall, which caused the structure to shake, according to the report by Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson.
The driver was able to exit the pickup by himself, and decline medical attention.
Electric power was shut off to the damaged part of the building, and officials from the town’s Building Department were called to the scene to ensure it was safe to re-occupy.
Two heavy-duty wreckers were called to extricate the pickup and its trailer from the scene.