Man seriously injured in I-95 head-on crash in Milford

One man was seriously injured on I-95 in Milford early Saturday morning following a head-on crash involving a motorist who was driving the wrong way.
At about 2:20 a.m., Milford firefighters responded to I-95 North for a reported wrong way driver that caused a two-car head on collision just prior to Exit 36, according to Milford Fire Battalion Chief Anthony Fabrizi.

The first arriving units found both drivers trapped inside their vehicles, requiring extrication. The engine compartment of one vehicle was reported to be on fire, but was extinguished prior to the arrival of emergency crews.

“Firefighters used the Jaws of Life hydraulic tool and rapidly extricated the first male driver from the wreckage,” Fabrizi said.

Milford Fire Paramedics initiated advanced life support measures on the scene due to the driver sustaining life threatening injuries. The patient was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital, where his condition is unknown at this time, Fabrizi said.

The second vehicle sustained heavy front end damage, taking fire crews over 30 minutes to free the driver from the wreckage. The second patient was conscious throughout the process and also received advanced level care from Milford Fire Paramedics. He was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital where his condition is also unknown at this time, Fabrizi said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by CT State Police.