Police: 2 drivers taken to hospital after Ridgefield crash

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A crash on Ethan Allen Highway in Ridgefield, Conn., on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, briefly closed the road to traffic.

A crash on Ethan Allen Highway in Ridgefield, Conn., on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, briefly closed the road to traffic.

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RIDGEFIELD — A stretch of Ethan Allen Highway was briefly closed Tuesday morning after a collision that required extrication for one driver, according to police and fire officials.

First responders were dispatched to the area of 600 Ethan Allen Highway around 8 a.m.

Police Capt. Shawn Platt said it was a two-vehicle collision with both vehicles sustaining moderate damage. The drivers of each vehicle were taken to Danbury Hospital to be treated for their injuries, Platt said. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

Fire Chief Jerry Myers said a crew was sent to the scene for what was initially reported as a minor head injury from the crash.

But once police arrived and confirmed one person was entrapped in their vehicle, Myers said the fire department sent additional units for a full extrication response. He said it took about 11 minutes for firefighters to free the driver who was trapped. Myers said both drivers were both taken to Danbury Hospital’s trauma center.

First responders at the scene set up a detour through the area as crews worked to clear the crash site. The roadway reopened around 8:30 a.m.

Platt said the crash remains under investigation.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.