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Woman seriously hurt in 2-vehicle Fairfield crash

September 19, 2018

FAIRFIELD - A woman was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident at North Benson Road and Post Road on Tuesday night.

At 9:14 p.m., Fairfield’s Emergency Communications Center received more than a dozen 911 calls on the crash.

The Fairfield Fire Department said, “within seconds of the first 911 call, an off-duty EMT reported additional information from his cell phone that a driver was trapped inside one of the vehicles and extrication was needed. Engine One and Rescue One under the command of Lt. Eric McKeon arrived on scene within 4 minutes.

“With onlookers crowding the surrounding parking areas, the crews went to work assessing the needs of the patient and developing a working plan for extrication. AMR arrived on the scene and provided for patient care of both of the drivers.”

The Car 3 (Shift Commander) and Ladder Two soon arrived on the scene with a total of 11 firefighters and started developing plans if the initial rescue efforts were unsuccessful.

The patient was extricated from the vehicle utilizing “The Jaws of Life” to remove the driver’s side door within 11 minutes of McKeon’s on scene arrival time.

The female patient had serious injuries and required emergency ambulance transported to the hospital.

The second driver, a male teenager, only had a very minor injury and was released to his father.

Assistant Chief Erik Kalapir would like to remind all new drivers to drive attentively and safely especially at night.

Fairfield Police remained on scene for the accident investigation.

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