Man injured in Fairfield crash

Fairfield firefighters free driver from pickup rollover

A man was hospitalized after a pickup truck rolled over on Barlow Road in Fairfield shortly before 7 a.m. Friday, March 4.

Firefighters found a Toyota Tacoma 4×4 resting on the driver’s side atop a stone wall near the intersection of Barlow Road and Barlow Place, the 57-year-old driver trapped inside. He was the long occupant.

Firefighters stabilized the truck and provided emergency care to the driver, then used hydraulic and electric power tools to remove the rood and free the victim.

Barlow Road, which runs alongside Fairfield University and into Fairfield Ludlowe High School, was closed for about an hour by Fairfield Police.

“Fairfield Police, Fire, and AMR paramedics worked together to safely and efficiently extricate the driver and provide the medical care needed,”  Assistant Fire Chief George Gomola said. “This was a perfect example of what we can accomplish given the right people, the right training, and the right tools.  This was a job well done by all.”

The driver was taken to a local hospital. His condition was not immediately made available.

Fairfield firefighters work to free an injured man after a pickup truck rolled over on Barlow Road early Friday, March 4. — Fairfield Fire Department photo

Fairfield firefighters work to free an injured man after a pickup truck rolled over on Barlow Road early Friday, March 4. — Fairfield Fire Department photo

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