Westport fire crews extricate two from overturned car on I-95

Westport firefighters extricated two people from a car that tumbled off Interstate 95 after a multi-vehicle accident early Monday, overturning down an embankment and trapping the occupants inside.

Firefighters were dispatched about 5:50 a.m. Monday to the scene of the crash between I-95's southbound Exits 18 and 17.

One of the vehicles involved in the accident had left the road, and overturned on its roof at the bottom of an embankment.

The first arriving engine deployed a protective hose line for potential fire suppression, and assessed the patients.

A fire rescue team then used the "Jaws of Life" tool to free the occupants, who were transported by Westport EMS to a hospital for additional treatment.

The last fire unit cleared the scene just before 7:30 a.m., but the incident caused a large traffic backup during the Monday morning rush.