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Driver crashes on Whitney Street after suffering medical problem

Updated 3:53 pm, Wednesday, August 15, 2012

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  • A view of the accident scene on Whitney Street on Wednesday morning, after the vehicle's driver apparently suffered a medical problem while driving and lost control of the SUV. Photo: Contributed Photo / Westport News contributed

    A view of the accident scene on Whitney Street on Wednesday morning, after the vehicle's driver apparently suffered a medical problem while driving and lost control of the SUV.

    Photo: Contributed Photo

 

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A driver who apparently suffered a medical problem while driving Wednesday morning on Whitney Street, lost control of the SUV and left the road, becoming wedged between a utility police and a tree.

The driver, who was not identified, was treated at the scene by Westport EMS and transported to Norwalk Hospital for treatment of what police said were non-life-threatening injuries.

The incident took place about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday when a 2003, which was heading east on Whitney Street, left the road after crossing into the opposite land and then struck a tree and utility pole. Police said it appeared the driver had suffered some kind of medical episode.

Crews from Connecticut Light & Power shut off power in the area while the SUV was removed from the accident scene.