Westport, Fairfield firefighters rescue driver in Route 15 rollover crash

(Westport Fire Department)

WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH)– Fire crews rescued a driver who was trapped inside their car after it rolled down an embankment on Route 15 in Westport on Wednesday morning.

The Westport Fire Department says that at around 8:08 a.m., firefighters responded to Route 15 southbound, between Fairfield and Westport, to a single vehicle on the embankment, close to the North Avenue overpass. The vehicle had rolled over and the driver, who was the sole occupant of the car, was trapped inside.

damaged car Westport, Fairfield firefighters rescue driver in Route 15 rollover crash
(Westport Fire Department)

Westport and Fairfield firefighters worked together to stabilize the vehicle and use hydraulic rescue tools to extricate the driver. Fire officials say the driver was removed from the vehicle at 8:29 a.m. and transported by EMS to a local hospital.

inside damaged car Westport, Fairfield firefighters rescue driver in Route 15 rollover crash
(Westport Fire Department)

The driver’s identity or injuries sustained in the accident are unknown at this time.

Route 15 southbound was shut down for a short time for the extrication but has since reopened to traffic.

firefighters with car Westport, Fairfield firefighters rescue driver in Route 15 rollover crash
(Westport Fire Department)

Firefighters are reminding drivers to use extra caution, leave extra space between vehicles, slow down and not use mobile devices when traveling during periods of inclement weather.

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