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4 Injured As Convertible Slams Into Tree In Westport

Firefighters had to use hydraulic tools to remove the driver from this car-into-a-tree crash in Westport early Saturday.
Firefighters had to use hydraulic tools to remove the driver from this car-into-a-tree crash in Westport early Saturday. Photo Credit: Westport Fire Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Four people were injured when their convertible hit a tree at Morningside Drive North and Church Street early Saturday, the Westport Fire Department said.

The one-car accident happened at about 2:30 a.m., and the Westport Fire Department responded with Westport Police and EMS. Officers found a Volvo C70 convertible with four occupants had struck a tree on the driver’s side and come to rest just beside the roadway, the fire department said.

Three of the occupants were out of the vehicle, two with minor injuries and a third with a moderate injury, police said. They were treated and transported by Westport EMS, the fire department said.

The driver had to be extricated from the car using hydraulic rescue tools to remove the driver’s side door, police said. He was placed on a backboard for transport to Norwalk Hospital with moderate injuries, the fire department said.

The scene was cleared by 3:30 a.m. The cause of the crash remained under investigation by the Westport Police Department.

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