Contact Us
Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport
Return to your home site


Westport Daily Voice serves Weston & Westport

Nearby Towns

Breaking News: Black Ice Advisory Issued For Melting Snow Refreezing
police & fire

Driver Hurt In Merritt Crash On Westport/Norwalk Border

A Nissan Sentra drove off the Merritt Parkway and down an embankment Wednesday afternoon between exits 40 and 41. Photo Credit: Contributed: Norwalk Fire Department
Westport and Norwalk firefighters and EMS free a driver from his car after it drove down an embankment and struck a downed tree on the Merritt Parkway near the Norwalk/Westport line Wednesday afternoon. Photo Credit: Contributed: Westport Fire Department

WESTPORT, Conn. – One person was sent to the hospital with minor injuries after his car drove off the Merritt Parkway between Norwalk and Westport Wednesday afternoon and struck a tree, Westport fire officials said.

The accident happened at approximately 4:10 p.m. between exits 40 and 41 northbound, Assistant Fire Chief John Plofkin Jr. said in a statement. When firefighters arrived, they saw a Nissan Sentra had driven down an embankment and struck a downed tree, causing the driver to become trapped, Plofkin said.

Westport and Norwalk firefighters, along with Norwalk EMS, worked together to free the driver and carry him up the the embankment,  Norwalk fire officials reported.

The driver was then taken to Norwalk Hospital by Norwalk EMS for evaluation, Plofkin said.

The accident scene was cleared at 4:45 p.m.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Westport Daily Voice!

Serves Weston & Westport

This is a one time message inviting you to keep in touch

Get important news about your town as it happens.