Bridgeport, CT (December 7, 2019) - I-95 Northbound was closed for hours Saturday following a fiery crash in the early hours of the morning.
Near exit 27A at 4 in the morning, a wrong-way car carrying two people collided head on with a tractor trailer. Both vehicles became immersed in flames. Miraculously, the tractor trailer driver was uninjured. The driver of the other car, however, was seriously injured and had to be removed from the vehicle by firefighters. The driver was quickly brought to a nearby hospital for treatment. The passenger of the car sustained minor injuries and was already out of the car by the time emergency personnel arrived.
The collision ruptured the truck's diesel saddle tanks as well and diesel fuel spilled all over the road.
Although the northbound lanes between exit 27A and 28 were shut down following cleanup, it is now open and functional. The investigation is ongoing.
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