A four-door Toyota Corolla became wedged under a tractor-trailer and was dragged 200 feet Friday afternoon on the southbound side of Interstate 95 just past the Exit 14 ramp. The trailer's tandem tires came to rest against the driver's door.
Norwalk Fire Department firefighters responded to the 1:30 p.m. call. They used rescue tools to remove the car's roof and door and access the driver. The extrication took about 10 minutes. Norwalk Hospital paramedics then evaluated the patient before transporting him to Norwalk Hospital where he was reportedly in stable condition.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured, and his trailer sustained minor damage. The rig had to be backed off the car so a wrecker could be removed from the highway.
Traffic was reduced to one lane, using the shoulder during the extrication. Fire crews cleared the highway by 2:05 p.m. State police remained on the scene to continue its investigation. All lanes of the highway were open by 2:20 p.m.
The Fire Department responded with an engine, rescue, command car and a truck company.
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