Press release from the Westport fire department:
At 2:33 p.m. this afternoon firefighters at Fire Headquarters in Westport located at 515 Post Road East heard a loud crash outside their building. A pickup truck heading westbound on the Post Road had slammed into the corner of the building located at 489 Post Road East.
The building was occupied at the time of the incident. The truck had two male occupants, one driver and one passenger. Both occupants were treated at the scene by Fire Fighters and E.M.S. personnel and transported to Norwalk hospital for treatment of apparent non life threatening injuries.
All occupants of the building were evacuated and utilities shut down for the affected area of the building. The structural stability of the building was compromised and the building department and Fire Marshals office were notified.
Once the pick up truck was removed from the building Fire Fighters constructed and placed temporary shoring in the corner of the building to prevent further collapse. The owner of the building notified his construction company and the scene was turned over to TRECO construction at approximately 5 p.m.
The Fire Department responded with One Command Car, two Engine companies and one Rescue. The last Fire Department unit returned to service at 5:35 p.m.