Police: Driver seriously injured in Shelton crash

SHELTON — One person is in serious condition after being pulled from a crash on Route 8 early Tuesday morning, police said.

Deputy Fire Chief Paul Wilson said firefighters responded to the accident on Route 8 southbound between exits 12 and 13 about 1 a.m.

"Upon arrival of the first fire unit, a vehicle with heavy damage was found in the woods and the occupant was still trapped inside,” Wilson said. “As additional fire units arrived, hydraulic rescue tools were used to free the trapped occupant.”

After some 20 minutes, Wilson said firefighters were able to free the occupant from the wreckage.

Once removed, Wilson said Echo Hose Ambulance transported the patient to a local trauma facility in serious condition.

brian.gioiele@hearstmediact.com