Police and firefighters help free accident victim

On Monday, March 30, at 3:10 a.m., Fairfield Firefighters responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a large box truck and a passenger vehicle on Black Rock Turnpike near the intersection of Burroughs Road.

The passenger vehicle was heavily damaged with the unconscious driver trapped inside. Fairfield Police Officers secured and stabilized the scene. Firefighters used the jaws of life to extricate the 27-year-old operator from the vehicle. He was transported to the hospital by AMR ambulance for treatment.

The driver of the truck was uninjured and declined medical treatment.

According to Asst. Chief George Gomola, the incident commander – “Fairfield PD did a great job of securing and stabilizing the scene prior to our arrival, allowing firefighters quick access to the victim. Under the direction of Lt. Eannotti, fire rescue crews used hydraulic rescue tools to gain access to the victim and quickly remove him from the heavily damaged vehicle. This was a job well done by all.”

The incident was deemed under control at 3:27 a.m. Fairfield Engines 2, 3, L1, L2 and C-3 responded. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Fairfield Police Department.

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