A gray-colored sedan had to be towed from the Derby/Shelton Bridge on late Friday afternoon, slightly before 5 p.m. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

It appeared the vehicle may have been in an accident, with damage on the driver’s side visible, but that couldn’t be verified.

Multiple police cars responded to the scene, followed by a tow truck. The incident and response led to back-ups on the bridge, particularly for cars heading from Shelton to Derby, as only one of two lanes was available for passing motorists.

The incident occurred just before the heaviest traffic time on a Friday afternoon.