Paul Januszewski, Fire Chief
North Haven, CT 06473
For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
North Haven Fire Department Responds to Serious Crash Overnight
Two Injured, Significant Damage to Two Vehicles
NORTH HAVEN – Chief Paul Januszewski reports that the North Haven Fire Department responded late last evening to a serious, head-on motor vehicle crash that left two people injured and required significant rescue work to remove one of the drivers from their vehicle.
Firefighters responded to the area of 527 Washington Ave. at 11:04 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a motor vehicle crash. Upon arrival, rescuers found that a Chevrolet Suburban sport utility vehicle had appeared to depart from its lane, striking a Ford F-150 pickup truck head on.
The driver of the Ford, a 27-year-old man, was taken to Yale New Haven Hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
The driver of the Chevrolet was pinned inside the wreckage. The call was reported at 11:04 p.m., firefighters had already begun extrication procedures by 11:12, and the patient was successfully removed from the vehicle 38 minutes later, at 11:50.
The second driver, a 29-year-old man, was also taken to Yale with non life-threatening injuries.
Chief Januszewski praised the rescue work of his firefighters.
“This crash resulted in significant entrapment that required careful and deliberate rescue actions, as not to cause further injury to the patient,” Chief Januszewski said. “I am very proud of the work done late last evening by our firefighters, spending more than half an hour, going layer-by-layer through the wreckage, to rescue and help save the life of a person.”
No names are being released at this time. The North Haven Police Department is investigating the crash.