From Westport Fire Department:
This evening at 7:30 PM the Westport Fire Department, Westport EMS, Access Ambulance and State Police responded to a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries on the Connecticut Turnpike northbound between exits 17 and 18. Access Ambulance was first on the scene rendering care, when Engine 4 from the Saugatuck station arrived and reported a pickup truck verses car into the median with the two occupants of the car reporting neck and back pain. Rescue 3 from fire headquarters and the shift commander’s vehicle arrived on scene and blocked a travel lane to provide protection and joined the firefighters from Engine 4 and the Access Ambulance crew who were attending to the injured.
The driver and passenger of the car, two men from Massachusetts, were placed on backboards with one placed one in the Access Ambulance and one in the Westport Ambulance for transport to Norwalk Hospital. The driver of the pickup truck from Fairfield was uninjured.
The vehicles were removed by flatbed wrecker from Westport Service Center. Firefighters remained on scene until the vehicle was removed just after 8:40 PM. One lane remained closed for the duration of the incident causing a minimal traffic backup.