Firefighters take on second fatal accident in less than 3 hours

Shortly after returning from a fatal motor vehicle accident on I-95 Fairfield Firefighters responded to another motor vehicle accident with injury on Black Rock Turnpike at the intersection with Burroughs Road.

A passenger vehicle collided with a tractor trailer trapping the unconscious driver inside his heavily damaged vehicle.

Fairfield Firefighters from Engine 2 and 3, Ladders 1 and 2, used the Jaws of Life gain access to the elderly operator and remove him from the vehicle. Life support efforts were initiated by AMR Paramedics assisted by Fairfield Firefighters on scene and enroute to St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

Fairfield Police reported that the elderly victim, 85-year-old Albert J. Kavalecz of Jay Circle has died.

According to Asst. Chief Gomola, the incident commander “The driver of the passenger vehicle was in extremely critical condition at the time emergency crews arrived on scene. Police, Fire, and EMS worked together to provide lifesaving emergency medical treatment and rapid extrication. Excellent work delivered with the highest level of professionalism was done by all.”

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Fairfield Police Department. Black Rock Turnpike in the area of Burroughs Road was closed for the investigation.

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