Man treated af­ter 3-car ac­ci­dent

Connecticut Post - - NEWS - By Tara O’Neill

BRIDGE­PORT — One man was taken to the hos­pi­tal for ob­ser­va­tion when he said he had neck pain af­ter a three-car crash in down­town Fri­day.

The three-car crash was at the in­ter­sec­tion of State Street and Lafayette Boule­vard, the site of sev­eral col­li­sions over the years. It was re­ported shortly be­fore 5:30 p.m.

The man’s car was hit on both sides by two other ve­hi­cles — a car and a pick-up truck. The way he was hit, the man was un­able to open any of his doors to get out of the car. Once fire­fight­ers got on the scene, they were quick- ly able to get him out of the car.

“It looks like the pick-up truck was the ini­tia­tor (of the crash),” a fire of­fi­cial at the scene said.

Med­i­cal per­son­nel gave the man a neck brace to put on while fire­fight­ers got his driver’s side door open. The man was able to get out of the car on his own. He was put onto a stretcher, put in the back of an am­bu­lance and taken to one of the city’s hos­pi­tals to be checked out, the fire of­fi­cial said.

By 6 p.m., fire en­gines were clear­ing from the scene.

“De­fen­sive driv­ing, peo­ple,” the fire of­fi­cial warned.

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