Two-car accident closes Route 116 for 30 minutes

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that there was an ambulance on scene and that someone was transported to Danbury Hospital with injuries.

The Ridgefield Fire Department helped clear a two-car accident on North Salem Road (Route 116) Thursday, May 11, around 9:20 a.m.

Acting Fire Chief Jerry Myers said a Ridgefield ambulance transported one of the two drivers to Danbury Hospital.

The accident, which occurred at the intersection of Saw Mill Road and Maple Shade Road, closed the state highway for a little over 30 minutes.

The road was re-opened at 10 a.m.

There was major damage to both of the vehicles, which were each towed from the scene.

Fire police created a detour through Wooster Street to help alleviate traffic backup from the accident on Route 116.