Shelton, CT

Two Drivers Extricated in 2-Car Crash on Leavenworth Road.


SHELTON, CT - At approximately 4:30pm on March 5, 2022, Shelton's Echo Hose Fire Company #1, and White Hills Fire Company #5, along with the Shelton Police Department, and the Echo Hose Ambulance Service were dispatched to Leavenworth Road just north of Indian Well Road for a reported head on collision. The incident had been called in by a firefighter already at the location. Companies arriving on scene found a 2-car MVA with one person trapped in each vehicle, both of which needing extrication. Both vehicles had heavy front end damage with one vehicle up and over the guardrail needing to be secured and stabilized to keep it from going down a steep embankment. Firefighters worked under difficult conditions trying to perform the extrication on this vehicle, while keeping themselves from falling down the embankment. The other vehicle’s front end was plunged into the ledge wall on the opposite side of the road. According to police, both drivers were transported to local hospitals, one with serious injuries. Cause of the crash is unknown at the time of this writing and the Shelton Police Traffic Division Reconstruction Team will be doing the investigation. Leavenworth Road was closed for some time after the accident. Watch video from the scene below.
Shelton firefighters work to stabilize this vehicle and extricate the driver after a 2-car crash on Leavenworth Road on March 5, 2022.FIREGROUNDIMAGES.COM

Video from the scene of the 2-car MVA that sent two drivers to the hospital on Leavenworth Road in Shelton, CT. Video shows stabilization of one of the vehicles that was close to sliding down an embankment, as well as the extrication operations performed to remove the injured drivers from their vehicles.

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Seymour, CT

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