Stamford Firefighters Respond to Vehicle in the Rippowam River

One Occupant Removed with Minor Injuries

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SEPTEMBER 14, 2020

STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT – Stamford firefighters responded to a single vehicle collision in downtown Stamford that involved a vehicle submerged in the Rippowam River.

Due to the nature of this incident, a Technical Rescue response, including the Fire Department Dive Team arrived on the scene in less than 3 minutes.

Upon arrival, Firefighters found a single vehicle collision that initially struck a stone wall along Tresser Boulevard and then proceeded down an embankment and landed in the middle of the Rippowam River. First-arriving firefighters found that the driver was in the process of being assisted out of the vehicle with the help of bystanders. Firefighters and Stamford EMS personnel determined that there were no other occupants of the vehicle and provided medical assistance to the driver.

Stamford EMS transported the driver of the vehicle to the hospital for further evaluation

Fire personnel remained on scene and assisted the towing company with the removal of the vehicle from the Rippowan River. 

Stamford Police are investigating the cause of the collision.