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.
New Canaan Emergency Medical Services personnel were treating people at the scene.
New Canaan Police and New Canaan Fire Department members directed what had become a single lane of alternating traffic just north of the Michigan Road intersection as tow trucks arrived.
[Note: This article has been updated with information about the injuries sustained by those involved in the crash as well as an infraction summons issued to one motorist.]