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Police: Untimely Death on South Bald Hill Road

An individual found pinned beneath a vehicle and non-responsive at a South Bald Hill Road home around midday Tuesday has died, police confirmed. At about 11:58 a.m. on March 27, officials with the New Canaan Police, New Canaan Volunteer  Ambulance Corps and New Canaan Fire Department were dispatched to the northeastern New Canaan residence, according to a press bulletin issued by Police Lt. Jason Ferraro, the department’s public information officer. There, they found the victim underneath the vehicle and determined him or her to be deceased, Ferraro said. It wasn’t immediately clear how long the victim had been there, he said. An investigation is ongoing, Ferraro said, and no further information will be release regarding the identity of the deceased, pending notification of family members. Continue Reading →

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Tree Lands on Pickup Truck in New Canaan Friday, Injuring and Trapping Driver

A tree fell amid extreme high winds Friday and fell on a pickup truck in the area of Canoe Hill Road, officials said. The incident happened around 3 p.m., according to New Canaan Fire Chief Jack Hennessey. The tree did “significant damage” to the pickup and trapped the driver in the car, according to Hennessey. Members of the New Canaan Police Department, New Canaan Fire Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded and freed the trapped driver, he said. He was extricated using the jaws of life, and transported to a hospital, Hennessey said. Continue Reading →

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New Canaan Marks Anniversary of 9/11 with Memorial Ceremony on Front Lawn of Town Hall

Robin Gestal, vice president of the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, was in midtown Manhattan on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. A safe distance from the World Trade Center, she made it home to her family that same day. Here, officials alerted New Canaan’s emergency medial service that it needed personnel in New York City. “Our EMTs gathered at headquarters,” Gestal recalled on Monday morning, addressing a crowd of residents, police, fellow EMTs, town officials and municipal workers gathered on the front lawn of Town Hall for New Canaan’s annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony. Continue Reading →

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Car Crash at Main and Cherry After Motorist Appears To Run Red Light

A motorist traveling up Main Street into town on Wednesday night collided with another vehicle at the Cherry Street intersection, officials said. Eastbound traffic on Cherry was halted briefly following the 7:13 p.m. crash. New Canaan Police on scene said a woman operating a black Toyota Prius traveling northbound on Main Street appeared to have run a red light at the busy intersection, colliding with a Volkswagen operated by a man and attempting to pass through it. The New Canaan Fire Department and New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps also responded. The driver of the Prius was being treated on the scene by EMTs. Continue Reading →

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Cats Turn on Gas Stove on Hoyt Street Early Wednesday, Causing Fire; No Smoke Detectors in House

Firefighters early Wednesday morning responded to a structure fire on Hoyt Street that appears to have been caused by cats climbing onto a stove, accidentally switching on the gas with combustibles nearby, officials say. Units arriving at 75 Hoyt St. reported light smoke at the 1911-built Colonial with all occupants out of the home, according to Fire Marshal Fred Baker. “The homeowners were extremely lucky as there were no working smoke detectors present in the home,” Baker said. EMTs from the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps treated the home’s occupants on scene for minor smoke inhalation, while New Canaan Police handled traffic control on the short residential street near the downtown, Baker said. Continue Reading →

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