Fairfield Firefighters rescue two from fatal rollover on 1-95

At about 3:10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 5, Fairfield Firefighters responded to a report of vehicle accident with injury on I-95 NB between Exit 22 and Exit 23. AMR Ambulance arrived first on scene and reported that extrication was required. Fairfield Firefighters arrived on scene and initiated rescue efforts to free two trapped victims using the jaws of life and other rescue tools.

A third occupant who had been ejected on impact and was determined to be non-resuscitate-able by paramedics has died and was identified by State Police as 20-year-old Demonte Anozine of Ogden Street in Bridgeport.

Firefighters from Engines 1 and 4, Ladders 1 and 2 worked together and extricated both victims in less than 10 minutes. One victim was transported to St. Vincent’s MC, the other to Bridgeport Hospital. Injuries were determined to be non-life threatening.

The driver of a second vehicle was transported to St. Vincent’s MC, also with non-life threatening injuries. Engine 1 remained on scene to assist with lighting and scene stability.

The cause of this accident is under investigation by the Conn. State Police. I-95 is closed at this time between exit 22 and 23 NB to allow accident investigation.

According to Asst. Chief George Gomola, the incident commander “Our firefighters and the medics from AMR worked together to provide exceptional emergency medical care to the victims and to rapidly extricate them from a very heavily damaged vehicle. The loss of life which occurred prior to our arrival is tragic, and our thoughts and prayers are extended to the victim and his family.”

To read about the second fatal accident that happened on Black Rock Turnpike a few hours later, click on this link: https://www.fairfield-sun.com/33452/firefighters-take-on-second-fatal-accident-in-less-than-3-hours/

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Fairfield Fire Department at work

Fairfield Fire Department at work

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