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Driver Injured As Car Goes Down Embankment Off Merritt In Greenwich

The car went off the Merritt Parkway and down an embankment in Greenwich. Photo Credit: Greenwich Fire Department
Firefighters cut away the roof of the car to rescue the driver. Photo Credit: Greenwich Fire Department
The car is braced for safety. Photo Credit: Greenwich Fire Department

GREENWICH, Conn. — The driver of a car that went off the Merritt Parkway near Stanwich Road in Greenwich had to be cut from the remains of his vehicle and hauled to safety Saturday afternoon, Greenwich firefighters said.

Engines 8 and 4 responded to a motor vehicle crash on the Merritt Parkway northbound near Stanwich Road.

The car had gone off the parkway and down an embankment, firefighters said.

Firefighters had to stabilize the car, use the Hurst tool to cut the roof off and then use ropes and a basket to bring the victim back up to the highway to safety, said a statement from fire officials.

The patient was then turned over to Greenwich EMS for care and transport to the hospital.

There was no word on the driver's condition, Greenwich firefighters said.

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