State Police have cited the driver of a Dodge Durango in an early morning crash on I-95 in Bridgeport that backed up traffic for miles.
Timothy Hussey, 26, of East Haven was issued an infraction for making an unsafe lane change. Hussey cut off a Sysco Co. truck by moving from the right to the center lane, according to the accident report. When the truck driver attempted to avoid a collision, his vehicle jack-knifed, causing it to collide with Hussey’s SUV, police said.
Hussey lost control of his vehicle, striking the yellow impact barrier at the top of the Exit 27 ramp. The Dodge Durango then spun around and ended up in the right lane, the report states, while the tractor-trailer rolled onot its side against the shoulder barrier.
Hussey was transported to Bridgeport Hospital for treatment of possible neck and back injuries, and the driver of the Sysco truck, Israel Maldonado of East Hartford, was brought to St. Vincent’s Medical Center to be examined for possible injuries, police said.
A spokesman for the food service company, which has a depot in Rocky Hill and a corporate office in Houston, could not be reached for comment. A small amount of fuel spilled from the truck and was cleaned up by Bridgeport firefighters, officials said.
With only one lane open after the 6 a.m. accident, traffic was backed up on the southbound side of I-95 into Milford before the scene was cleared about two hours later.