Good samaritan helps driver in rollover accident in Weston


A passerby helped the driver out of an SUV which rolled over on Newtown Turnpike. — Mark Blake photo


A good samaritan helped free a motorist from a one-car rollover on Newtown Turnpike this morning.

At 6:02 a.m., Weston police, fire and EMS responded to a report of an accident on the dirt portion of Newtown Turnpike with unknown injuries.

Upon arrival, first responders found an SUV that had rolled over and was resting on its passenger side with fluids leaking.

A passerby had broken the rear window of the vehicle to gain access, went into the vehicle, cut the drivers seat belt and then helped the driver get out prior to our arrival, said Mark Blake, spokesman for the Weston Volunteer Fire Department.

Weston EMTs evaluated the driver who then refused transport to a local hospital.

Firefighters stabilized the vehicle, cut the power to the vehicle and contained the spill. The road was closed for approximately one hour. “This accident serves as a reminder to always wear your seat belt,” Blake said.

Update: There was a second accident reported on the other end of Newtown Turnpike in the afternoon.

Link to second accident report

Rollover on Newtown Turnpike. — Mark Blake photo

Rollover on Newtown Turnpike. — Mark Blake photo

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