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Serious 3-car crash in Bridgeport sends 11 people to the hospital

October 6, 2018 GMT

BRIDGEPORT — Firefighters extricated five people after a serious three-car collision in the city Friday night, police said Saturday.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., first responders rushed to the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Myrtle Avenue on a report of a three-car crash.

“The Bridgeport Police Department extricated five occupants from one of the vehicles,” a summary from police said. “A total of 11 occupants from the three vehicles were transported to area hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to critical.”

Photos provided by police showed one dark-colored vehicle severely damaged. A white car from the scene had front-end damage and another dark-colored vehicle had rear-end damage, photos showed.

While crews worked to investigate the crash and clear the scene, the intersection was closed to all traffic until around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

There is an active investigation into the crash by the Bridgeport Police Accident Reconstruction Team.