Passersby help driver after rollover in Bridgeport

March 31, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — Passersby helped get a driver get their vehicle upright after its rolled onto its side at a downtown intersection Saturday night.

The rollover happened about 9:25 p.m. at the intersection of Broad Street and Fairfield Avenue. Fire and police units raced to the scene to help, only to find the vehicle already in an upright position and the occupants out of the vehicle.

One man, who declined to give his name, said he was on the phone with his son while standing outside Murphy’s Law on Fairfield Avenue when he saw the vehicle roll over. He said about 10 people ran over to help flip the car from its side back onto its tires.

The good Samaritans then helped the driver out of the vehicle and stood by until medics, police and fire units got the scene. There did not appear to be serious injuries.

The man said he saw a child’s car seat in the backseat, but that there was no child in the car at the time of the rollover.

Fairfield Avenue was blocked off between Broad Street and Main Street as crews worked to investigate and clear the site of the crash.