Emergency responders rushed the sole occupant of a black Cadillac sedan, described as an elderly man, to Norwalk Hospital early Wednesday afternoon after he crashed into a tree on Smith Ridge Road just south of Glen Drive.
The motorist appeared to be traveling south on Route 123 when he crashed into a tree on the west side of the road shortly before 2 p.m., officials said.
“He’s hurt pretty bad,” Sgt. Peter Condos said. “He was unconscious when we got there.”
It isn’t clear what the motorist’s condition is. Police said late Wednesday that he was alive in the hospital.
No other cars were involved, officials said. New Canaan fire, police and paramedics responded to the scene. Police were directing traffic around the crashed black Cadillac STS sedan, which remained in the roadway following the accident, its entire front end caved in and debris including eyeglasses and a tire scattered in the woods off of the shoulder.
Route 123 is closed, except to school buses and emergency responders, between Parade Hill and Country Club Roads.
NewCanaanite.com will have more information as it becomes available.