Members of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department use a hydraulic tool to remove the roof of the vehicle.
Courtesy of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department.
Editor’s Note: Sadly, the female passenger in this vehicle has died from her injuries. See our updated story here.
By Mark Jahne and John Fitts
A car slammed into the Crown & Hammer Pub Jan. 23, punching a hole through the wall.
Police chief Christopher Arciero said an elderly female was extricated by members of the town of Canton Volunteer Fire and EMS Department and transported to an area hospital. Her son was driving, police said.
Fire officials said the car went three to four feet into the building.
There was an active natural gas leak and water pouring from the structure, fire officials said, and Connecticut Water, Connecticut Natural Gas and Eversource also responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, fire crews shut off the natural gas and water lines, as Canton’s paramedics and EMTs medically evaluated the driver and passenger, fire officials said. Fire crews used a hydraulic tool to quickly remove the roof of the car while a paramedic worked to stabilize the patient, fire officials said. As a precautionary measure, fire crews also charged a hose line to the building, officials added.
The accident, which occurred at approximately 12:30 p.m., is under investigation. Police are looking into exactly what happened.
“We’re still trying to piece that together,” Arciero said. … Continue Reading