Four hurt as car plows into Fairfield gas station

Witnesses and passers-by quickly jumped in to try free people trapped after a car sped off I-95 and into a gas station at the bottom of Exit 95 Monday, March 23, around 9 p.m., video shot by Doing It Local shows.

Four people suffered injuries firefighters do not believe to be life-threatening.

Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local was at the Cumberland Farms when the accident occurred, and shot footage showing people using a fire extinguisher on flames under one of the cars involved while others try to pry the door open and yell for bystanders to call 911.

Fairfield Police Lt. James Perez told Krauchick that a vehicle failed to slow from highway speed while driving off Exit 24 off I-95 southbound. The vehicle continued into the gas station, hit a barrier designed to protect the gas pumps, clipped a taxi, hit a parked car which was pushed into another parked car, then struck the building.

Photos and videos of the scene show heavy damage to the vehicles and pylons designed to protect the building.

More details will be posted as they become available.

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