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Driver hospitalized after crashing into tree on Bridge Street

Published 2:19 pm, Tuesday, November 12, 2013
  • A Toyota Highlander SUV crashed into a tree on Bridge Street, injuring the driver Tuesday morning. Photo: Westport Fire Department / Westport News contributed
    A Toyota Highlander SUV crashed into a tree on Bridge Street, injuring the driver Tuesday morning. Photo: Westport Fire Department

 

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An SUV crashed into a tree on Bridge Street Tuesday morning, sending the driver to the hospital.

The crash was reported about 10 a.m. Tuesday when a Toyota Highlander left the roadway and smashed into a tree in front of 8 Bridge St., according to the fire report.

The vehicle suffered heavy front-end damage from the collision, and according to the report, both air bags were triggered by the impact.

The driver was evaluated at the scene, placed on a backboard, removed from the wreck and transported to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS. The driver's condition was not immediately available.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.