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Westport Car Fire Sends Driver To Hospital

WESTPORT, Conn. – A woman went to Norwalk Hospital with minor injuries after her car crashed into a median and erupted in flames on Interstate 95 northbound in Westport on Monday night, Assistant Westport Fire Chief William Dingee reported.

The accident happened at about 7:50 p.m. near the Hales Road overpass between exits 17 and 18. When Westport firefighters, EMS and state police arrived, the driver was already out of the car, which was engulfed in flames, Dingee said.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze within five minutes, during which time all northbound traffic lanes were closed, Dingee said. Two lanes were kept closed until the scene was cleared at about 8:30 p.m.

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