PHOTOS: Car Crashes through Rail, into Dumpster at Transfer Station [UPDATED]

[Note: This article has been updated with new information from New Canaan Police.]

A motorist on Wednesday afternoon crashed through a rail at the Transfer Station, plunging a vehicle headfirst into a garbage dumpster several feet below. No one was injured in the crash at the Lakeview Avenue facility, according to New Canaan Police Lt. Jason Ferraro, the department’s public information officer. Police, fire and EMTs rushed to the Transfer Station at about 12:18 p.m. on a report of the accident. 

There, two individuals could be seen in the front seats of a gray Chevrolet Caprice Classic whose front end was nosed at about a 45-degree angle into a partially filled dumpster that’s used for residents to drop off their household garbage. 

“Initial reports indicate that the operator mistakenly pushed the accelerator rather than the brake and his vehicle drove over the curbing and sidewalk through the fence at the top of the transfer station platform,” Ferraro said in an email “As a result the vehicle’s front end fell into the container that is used to collect garbage.” Several members of New Canaan Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Services cordoned off the area while firefighters secured the vehicle and worked to extract its two occupants safely. The crash remains under investigation, Ferraro said.

Woman Sent To Hospital After Crash on Route 123 Monday Morning

A woman rear-ended while waiting to turn left off of Route 123 near downtown New Canaan was transported to Norwalk Hospital Monday morning, officials said. At about 11:29 a.m., police, fire and medical services personnel responded to the intersection of New Norwalk Road and Locust Avenue on a report of a car crash with injuries. There, officials found that a man driving a black pickup truck traveling northbound on Route 123 had rear-ended a woman in a white SUV as she waited to turn left onto Locust Avenue. Members of the New Canaan Police Department, New Canaan Fire Department and New Canaan Emergency Medical Services—formerly known as the Volunteer Ambulance Corps—responded to the scene. A puddle of liquid from one of the vehicles involved in the crash could be seen in the middle of the intersection. 

EMS personnel attended to a woman who wore a neck brace as they guided her toward an ambulance.

Three Sent to Norwalk Hospital Following Car Crash Thursday [UPDATED]

Three individuals involved in a two-car crash Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Smith Ridge and Michigan Roads were taken to Norwalk Hospital’s emergency room with minor injuries, according to police. Emergency responders were called to the scene at approximately 1:53 p.m. on a report of a car crash with injuries. 

There, they found two cars with their front ends damaged: a Lexus hatchback nosed toward the northeast corner of the intersection and a Honda wagon pushed into a property on the same corner and facing south, as though it had been struck and traveled backwards. 

It isn’t clear what caused the crash, though the operator of one vehicle was cited for failure to obey a stop sign, according to police. In addition, a large red tractor-trailer parked just south of the intersection along the east side of Smith Ridge Road effectively blocked sight lines for northbound motorists as well as any vehicle traveling west on Michigan Road from North Wilton Road, where drivers would need to nose out into the intersection before turning in either direction or crossing Route 123—a dangerous proposition even without a large obstruction such as the truck. 

The tractor-trailer had Wisconsin plates and the letter on its cab said Merchants Delivery & Storage Co. from Racine, Wisc. A police officer on scene said the truck had been there for two days.

Two Transported to Hospital After Crash on Route 123 Thursday Morning [UPDATED]

Two motorists were transported to Norwalk Hospital Thursday morning with non-life-threatening injuries following a car crash on Route 123 in New Canaan, officials said. Just before 11:30 a.m., emergency responders including the New Canaan Police Department, New Canaan Fire Department and New Canaan Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to New Norwalk Road near Old Kings Highway on a report of the crash. It was a three-vehicle crash, according to fire officials. Air bags had been deployed in at least one vehicle involved, and one vehicle appeared to have come to a stop off of 123 facing the oncoming traffic lane. New Norwalk Road was closed for about one hour while emergency personnel tended to the injured parties and the cause of the crash was investigated, according to police.