WESTPORT, Conn. -- Six people were taken to the hospital after a three-car crash on the Sherwood Island Connector in Westport late Friday morning, according to the Westport Fire Department.
At 11:56 a.m. the Westport Fire Department, along with Westport EMS and Westport Police, were called to the scene of an accident on the Sherwood Island Connector in the vicinity of the transfer station. Initial reports said that it was a multi-vehicle crash with possible extrication required.
One engine, one rescue and the Shift Commander responded to the scene, and an additional engine was added following the report of extrication, fire officials said. The first arriving engine confirmed that it was a three-car accident, with all vehicles off the roadway.
The first arriving engine deployed a protective hose line for potential fire suppression and assessed the occupants of the cars. One person was trapped inside their vehicle and required extrication, fire officials said.
The rescue crew stabilized the vehicle, use the hydraulic cutters, reciprocating saws and hydraulic spreaders, also known as the Jaws of Life. The passenger was extricated, treated and turned over to EMS for continued treatment and transport to a medical facility, fire officials said.
Five additional people were treated by personnel on scene and taken to medical facilities by Westport EMS. The last fire unit cleared the scene at 2:05 p.m.
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