10 injured in Saugatuck Bridge crash between jack-knifed truck, 5 cars
Updated 6:50 am, Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Ten people were hospitalized after a crash between a jack-knifed tractor-trailer truck and five other vehicles early Wednesday on Interstate 95's Saugatuck River bridge.
The crash took place about 1:25 a.m. Wednesday when the tractor-trailer jack-knifed on the wet road surface, blocking the highway's southbound left and center lanes, according to firefighters dispatched to the scene.
The impact caused one vehicle to go airborne and land atop a breakdown-lane guardrail, another car was partially crushed beneath the truck and a third was pinned against the jersey barrier by the truck's cab, firefighters said.
Two other vehicles were struck by the truck, suffering moderate to heavy damage.
No one had to be extricated from the wreckage, according to firefighters.
Ten patients were treated on scene and then transported to Norwalk Hospital with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries. Nine other people involved in the accident refused medical attention.
The last fire crew cleared the scene about an hour later.
The accident is being investigated by State Police.