Crash On Merritt In Westport Sends Driver To Hospital

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Westport firefighters and EMS place an injured driver on a backboard for transport to the hospital Friday morning. Photo Credit: Contributed: Westport Fire Department

WESTPORT, Conn. – A driver was hospitalized with leg and ankle injuries Friday morning after his SUV crashed into a tree on the Merritt Parkway in Westport, fire officials reported.

The accident happened at approximately 10 a.m. between exits 42 and 44 on the northbound side, Assistant Fire Chief William Dingee said in a statement.

Emergency crews found a Ford Escape had struck a tree and was heavily damaged, Dingee said.

The driver was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital by Westport EMS and the vehicle was towed away by Westport Service Center, Dingee said.

Fluids spilled in the crash were cleaned up by firefighters and the scene was cleared at approximately 10:34 a.m.

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