Fire Log: Motorist Extricated After Crashing Off of Merritt Parkway Exit Ramp

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Firefighters last Wednesday responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident off of an exit ramp of the Merritt Parkway, officials say.

At 4:20 p.m. on July 30, firefighters were dispatched to the southbound exit ramp at Exit 36, according to the New Canaan Fire Department.

Arriving at 4:24 p.m., firefighters found that a car had been driven through the barrier and while airborne had hit a tree and come to rest on its side 20 feet down an embankment, according to a NCFD report.

A single individual in the car required extrication, and while firefighters stabilized the car, an EMT stabilized the victim inside, and that individual eventually was removed through the front windshield, the report said.

One other vehicle was involved in the accident, though no one in that car was injured and no damage was done to the second car, the report said.

The New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported the first motorist to the hospital, as well as a firefighter who twisted his knee during the call, the report said.

While the firefighters were on scene, a call came in about a second accident, northbound on the Merritt near Exit 36. Since all units already were engaged, it was requested that Turn of River in Stamford handle the second call.


At about 11:29 a.m. on July 27, firefighters responded to a single-car accident on Oenoke Ridge and Country Club Roads.

An SUV operated by a 16-year-old New Canaan boy had struck a tree and come to rest on its side at Country Club Road, according to a fire department report.

The new driver had no passengers in the car and no other vehicles were involved. He was able to climb out of the car himself. Its airbag had been deployed, the report said.


Other fire calls include:

  • 10:19 p.m. on July 27—175 Adams Lane, report of an odor of gas in the home.
  • 11:12 a.m. on July 29—Area of Roger Sherman Inn, wires down and burning. Eversource arrived and shut down power in order to address the problem.

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