Person Trapped after Connecticut Crash

A car crashed into a home, causing serious damage


Old Mystic Fire Department (OMFD), Mystic River Ambulance (MRA), and Lawrence and Memorial (L&M) paramedics were dispatched to 30 Route 27 in Mystic for a motor vehicle accident in which a car crashed into a house, reported to be with fire and entrapment at 00:18 hours.

Upon OMFD arrival, the car was on its front end, with the top of the vehicle protruding into the structure. There was no fire, however the victim was trapped inside the vehicle. There was extensive structural damage to the residence and OMFD personnel stabilized the structure to alleviate the risk of collapse. Once the structure was stabilized, OMFD personnel extricated the victim from the vehicle. During the course of the incident, there was an active gasoline leak from the vehicle.

Due to the prolonged nature of the incident, Life Star Helicopter was requested and landed at Old Mystic Baptist Church, where Mystic Fire Department had established the landing zone. The victim was transferred to MRA and Life Star personnel and then transported to the landing zone.

OMFD personnel remained on scene to provide lighting and monitor the gasoline leak, while Groton Town Police Department investigated the accident. The scene was cleared at 04:16 hours.