TRUCK DRIVES OFF HIGH­WAY INTO PARK­ING LOT

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The driver of a dump truck was hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter driv­ing off In­ter­state 84, down an em­bank­ment and into a park­ing lot at 4 Berk­shire Blvd.

The ac­ci­dent hap­pened just be­fore west­bound Exit 8 around 1:30 p.m. Fri­day.

The truck came to a stop on its side just be­low a util­ity pole with high-power trans­mis­sion lines.

It was car­ry­ing three-quar­ter stone, which spilled out onto the park­ing lot, where Abil­ity Be­yond and other busi­nesses are lo­cated.

A white Volk­swa­gen hatch­back was in­volved in the ac­ci­dent. The ve­hi­cle’s rear wind­shield was com­pletely de­stroyed and it was towed from the high­way. The truck driver was taken to Dan­bury Hos­pi­tal for un­known in­juries.

The ac­ci­dent caused heavy traf­fic on I-84. State po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the ac­ci­dent.

H John Voorhees III / Hearst Connecticu­t Me­dia

The driver of a dump truck was hos­pi­tal­ized af­ter driv­ing off In­ter­state 84, down an em­bank­ment and into a park­ing lot at 4 Berk­shire Blvd. in Bethel on Fri­day af­ter­noon. The ac­ci­dent hap­pened just be­fore west­bound Exit 8.

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