Westport FD: 5 sent to hospital after car goes over barrier on I-95 in Norwalk and is hit by another vehicle

NORWALK — Five people were hospitalized after a crash on Interstate 95 early Saturday morning in which a car went over the center barrier of the highway, according to the Westport Fire Department.

Firefighters were dispatched to the crash, which took place between Exit 17 and Exit 16, at 5:09 a.m., Assistant Fire Chief Brian Meadows said in an email.

Upon arrival, the crew of Engine 4 “reported a multivehicle crash with heavy damage to both vehicles, numerous patients, and requested additional ambulances to the scene,” Meadows said.

“Arriving companies secured the vehicles in place and began patient care to the injured. Westport EMS, New Canaan EMS and Darien EMS assisted on scene, transporting five patients to the hospital,” said Meadows.

“The crash was caused by a vehicle traveling in the northbound lanes of 95, striking the center barrier, and landing in the southbound lanes where it was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound,” he said.

Firefighters left the scene at 6:38 a.m., Meadows said. Connecticut State Police were investigating the circumstances of the crash, he said.

The Westport Fire Department was handling the response to the crash on I-95 because the Norwalk Fire Department was busy at a structure fire in which a child died.

william.lambert@hearstmediact.com