The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a one car motor vehicle
accident this afternoon at 1:35 pm, on the Merritt Parkway. The accident
occurred northbound between the exit and entrance ramps of exit 38. The
Lexus SUV struck a 30' tree knocking it down as the car flipped and
rolled. The car then came to rest on its side against the fallen tree.
The two elderly occupants were assisted from their car by passing
motorists and were being attended to by a Nurse and EMT when emergency
Norwalk Firefighters and Norwalk Hospital Paramedics boarded and
collared the elderly man and woman, who were both conscious and speaking
with Paramedics at the scene. They were both transported to Norwalk
Hospital. The couple's pet dog appeared uninjured and was transported by
Norwalk Police Departments Animal Control Officers.
Parkway traffic was slowed to a crawl and the entrance ramp was closed
by a Norwalk Police Car until the victims were transported and the car
removed. DOT crews responded to clear the downed tree from the side of
Norwalk Firefighters responded with an Engine, Rescue and Command Car.
Firefighters cleared the scene by 2:20 pm. State Police are
investigating the cause of the accident.