The accident Friday night on Constitution Boulevard South near Long Hill Avenue involved two cars and a telephone pole. (Photos by Brad Durrell)
A 2004 Nissan and 1996 Chevrolet SUV were involved in the incident, which occurred at about 9:40 p.m. In Shelton, close to Exit 13 on Route 8 northbound.
The accident led to a massive response from emergency personnel because initial reports indicated “a vehicle possibly on fire,” with smoke or flames near the engine. There apparently was no fire, but may have been an air bag deployment.
Police, EMS and fire personnel rushed to the scene, with about a dozen emergency vehicles there soon after the accident.
The extent of any injuries to the vehicle occupants is unknown at this time. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene, with front-end damage to both of them.
Crews respond nighttime two-car accident on Constitution Blvd. South
Shelton emergency crews have responded to what appears to be a major car accident on Constitution Boulevard South, near Long Hill Avenue.
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UPDATE 11:30 P.M.: The accident scene now has been cleared and no emergency personnel are in the vicinity.
As of about 9:50 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, up to a dozen police, EMS and other emergency vehicles are at the scene, with police officers trying to direct traffic through the intersection, near the apparent crash scene.
Officials at the scene said it was a two-car accident, but no other details were available.
It appears the accident happened on the southern side of Constitution Boulevard. It occurred just east (toward River Road/Route 110) of the Long Hill Avenue intersection, with many responders having parked cars near the intersection in their efforts to get to the scene in a hurry.
The location is close to Exit 13 (northbound) on Route 8.
Drivers should avoid the area if possible so emergency personnel can do their jobs, and expect to have to travel slowly through the intersection if they need to pass through the vicinity.