At approximately 4:50 p.m. Friday, 9-1-1 calls began to flood the , all reporting a vehicle off the road and into a tree near the intersection of West Whisconier and Stony Brook Road, with the vehicle smoking.
Within minutes, Assistant Chief Jason Broad arrived on scene to confirm one car into a tree with the driver trapped inside the vehicle. Assistant Chief Broad requested a re-tone of the assignment and confirmed that extrication was needed.
Candlewood E-22, which was on a training assignment when the call was dispatched, arrived within minutes to begin the removal of the trapped driver. Shortly thereafter, Rescue 3 arrived on scene; both R-3 and E-22 worked diligently to remove the trapped driver from the wreckage.
In less than 10 minutes emergency crews had the vehicle’s sole occupant removed and into an awaiting ambulance, where they transported the driver to Danbury Hospital.
The scene was cleared shortly after 5:30 p.m.