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More than 40 firefighters from Stamford and Greenwich worked for over an hour to free the driver of a dump truck.

STAMFORD, CT (March 5, 2024) – At 11:00 AM, Stamford firefighters were dispatched to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 95 northbound between Exits 8-9.

The Fire Department Shift Commander arrived on scene within four minutes and found a multi-vehicle incident that included several passenger cars, a dump truck and a tractor-trailer. 

The dump truck sustained significant front end damage after coming in contact with the rear of the tractor trailer. The driver of the dump truck was pinned inside the cab of the truck, which resulted in an extensive and technical rescue effort to free him.

Due to the type of type of vehicles involved and the scope of the damage, an additional heavy rescue company from the Greenwich Fire Department, as well as, two large rotator-style tow trucks were requsted to the scene.

The entire rescue effort involved more than 40 personnel from the Stamford and Greenwich Fire Departments that took just over one hour to free the driver of the dump truck.

The driver of the dump truck was conscious and alert throughout the incident and was transported by Stamford EMS to Stamford Hospital for further evaluation.

Two occupants from the passenger vehicles involved sustained minor injuries as a result of contact with the larger trucks. 

The were no injuries to responding fire personnel.

The Connecticut State Police is handling the investigation into this incident.

Additional scene support was provided by the Greenwich Fire Department, Sound Beach Fire Department,  Connecticut State Police, Bill's Towing, Lone Star Towing, Connecticut DEEP, Stamford Emergency Medical Services, the Stamford Fire Department Training Division, the Stamford Fire Department Mechanical Division, and the Stamford Police Department.

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Incident Details (if applicable):

Incident Number: 24-002247
Incident Location: Interstate 95 Northbound Between Exit 8 and Exit 9
Incident Date: 2024-03-05 11:00:00.0


Deputy Fire Chief Matthew Palmer
(203) 977-5600


Dump Truck Versus Tractor Trailer Collision on Interstate 95 Requires Extensive Rescue Effort

Posted: March 5, 2024
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