FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Two people were hospitalized with serious injuries in unrelated crashes on Fairfield’s streets in a six-hour span Friday night into Saturday morning, according to reports from the Fairfield Fire Department.
A pedestrian was struck by a car on North Benson Road in the first incident, at about 8:25 p.m. The victim was described as a “young male” by Asst. Chief Scott Bisson in a news release. He was taken to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport for treatment of serious injuries.
A female driver was injured when a car collided with a tree near Congress Street early Saturday morning. When police and fire crews arrived the woman had already been pulled out of her car by a bystander, Bisson said. She was then taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
The victims in the two accidents were not identified Saturday morning, while officials notified their families. Fairfield Police are investigating both cases.
The two incidents were among the four major motor vehicle accidents in or near Fairfield overnight. A motorcyclist died in a crash on the Merritt Parkway just before midnight, and two people were hospitalized after their SUV collided with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 95 near the Fairfield-Westport border at about 5:55 a.m.