Single Car Accident Closes North Street; Fire Dept Extricates Driver, Seriously Injured

On Aug 24 around 1:00pm a driver heading south on North Street in the area of Doubling Road left the travel portion of the road, crossed the grassy shoulder,hit a mailbox and a phone pole, rotating counter clockwise and coming to a final rest against a stone wall and phone pole. The driver, who was unable to extricate himself from his vehicle, a 1998 GMC Sierra K, benefited from assistance from the Greenwich Fire Dept.

According to Lt. Kraig Gray at Greenwich Police Dept, “Any time there is an extrication, emergency responders need room to work, so they close the road for a time, and in this case there was clearly serious injuries to the driver.”

The driver, an 84-year-old man from Riverside suffered serious but non life-threatening injuries. According to Lt. Gray, the man told police that a dark color car had pulled out from Doubling Road, causing him to swerve. The police were not able to locate the vehicle, though a driver behind the car that crashed described seeing a black car coming out of Doubling Rod and seeing the GMC Sierra swerve.

After being extricated from his vehicle the injured man was taken to Stamford Hospital.