FD: Person extricated after crash on I-291 in South Windsor

The fire chief said it took crews 23 minutes to free the driver of this vehicle, seen here after the extrication process, following a crash on Interstate 291 in South Windsor, Conn., on Monday, July 26, 2021.

The fire chief said it took crews 23 minutes to free the driver of this vehicle, seen here after the extrication process, following a crash on Interstate 291 in South Windsor, Conn., on Monday, July 26, 2021.

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SOUTH WINDSOR — Fire crews freed an individual whose legs were pinned after a crash on Interstate 291 on Monday, according to officials.

The South Windsor Fire Department sent units to I-291 east near Exit 4 minutes before 5 p.m. for a reported crash with entrapment. The crash involved a tractor-trailer and a car.

Fire Chief Kevin E. Cooney said firefighters spent 23 minutes freeing the driver whose legs were pinned under the dashboard of the vehicle by the force of the collision. He said the driver, who was the only person in the car at the time of the crash, was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

There were no other injuries reported, Conney said.