Two hospitalized after I-84 rollover
DANBURY — A motor vehicle rollover on I-84 sent two people to the hospital under advanced life support Monday night.
When Danbury emergency personnel responded to the scene in the eastbound lane before Exit 3, they found that a vehicle, 200 feet of guard rail, and one highway light pole were severely damaged. No occupants were in the vehicle or in sight.
Crews used thermal imaging cameras, hand lights, and scene lighting to search the area, and organized into a search line to scan the woods and wetlands along the highway.
A male victim was found in a shallow depression about 75 yards from the accident scene. He was packaged and assisted to the roadside for treatment.
A second male victim was found 25 to 30 yards from the first victim in a pool of water with a minor head injury, along with signs of moderate to severe hypothermia. A technical rescue moved the victim from the wetlands area up to awaiting EMS units.
Both victims were taken to Danbury Hospital under advanced life support. As of 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, there was no updates on the victims’ conditions.
Connecticut State Police, Connecticut Department of Transportation, and Danbury Police Department all assisted at the scene of the accident.