A female motorist in her 30s was reportedly injured in a "serious" single vehicle accident that occurred at about 1:47 a.m. on Interstate 95.
According to a press release from the Norwalk Fire Department the female's Nissan Murano struck a guardrail on the shoulder and slid along it for about 200 feet before traveling about another 40 feet down an embankment.
The car came to rest in heavy brush between exits 13 and 14, on the northbound side of the highway. Firefighters worked for 20 minutes to extricate the female driver from the vehicle, according to the release from Deputy Chief Edward Prescott of the Norwalk Fire Department. She was transported to Norwalk Hospital.
Debris from the vehicle including a car seat and stroller were strewn along the highway and wooded area around the crash site, prompting firefighters to search the area to determine if anyone had been ejected during the crash, according to the release.
The search turned out negative and was confirmed by police checking with the driver’s family.
Norwalk firefighters also responded to a second minor accident across the highway on the southbound side after clearing the extrication, the release states. The car, a Fiat, had a possible mechanical malfunction, causing it to strike the Jersey barrier. The five occupants in the vehicle were all uninjured.
The second accident was cleared by 3:15 am, according to the release.