FAIRFIELD, CT, March 30, 2014: On Sunday morning at approximately 06:29 the Fairfield Emergency Communications Center received a call reporting a motor vehicle accident on

I-95 northbound by Exit 22 near the rest area. Fairfield Fire Department Engine 1, Ladder 1, Engine 2, Ladder 2, and Car 3 responded. Company 1 and Car 3 arrived on scene at approximately 06:34 and reported a very serious multi-vehicle accident, a car was under a trailer truck, the car was on fire, and one occupant was entrapped in the vehicle. Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood assumed command of the incident. Engine 1 immediately controlled the fire. Extrication was initiated utilizing multiple hydraulic rescue tools. Access was rapidly gained to the single occupant of the vehicle and it was determined that she had no pulse. The fire department initiated an operation to lift the trailer off of the car. Westport Fire Department and Fairfield Engine 4 were requested to the scene for assistance with the extrication. A heavy duty wrecker from Buds Towing was also requested to the scene to lift the trailer off of the car. The heavy duty wrecker 21 lifted the trailer off of the car. The scene required at least 24 emergency response personnel to extricate the operator. Fire Chief Richard Felner was on scene during the entire operation supporting as a liaison with the State Police. American Medical Response arrived shortly after the fire department. State Police remained on the scene completing their investigation after the Fire Department left. The Fire Department remained on scene until approximately 08:30.


By Stephen Krauchick

DoingItLocal is run by Steve Krauchick. Steve has always had interest with breaking news even as an early teen, opting to listen to the Watergate hearings instead of top 40 on the radio. His interest in news spread to become the communities breaking news leader in Connecticut’s Fairfield County. He strongly believes that the public has right to know what is happening in their backyard and that government needs to be transparent. Steve also likes promoting local businesses.

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