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Man in critical condition following crash off I-91 exit in New Haven

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NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Connecticut State Police (CSP) and New Haven firefighters responded to the scene of a crash that left a man in critical condition on Chapel Street in New Haven Friday morning.

Officials said at round 10:15 a.m., a car came off of I-91 South at Exit 2, smashed through the guardrail and crashed into two construction trucks near 511 Chapel Street, entrapping one of the vehicle occupants. Fire crews had to extricate the victim.

“At that time we initiated extraction of the vehicle. Rescue cut the car apart, pulled the patient from the vehicle and they began getting him ready for transport. There were no other injuries, just the one driver. About a 50-year-old male taken to Yale New Haven Hospital, ” said Battalion Chief Dan Coughlin, New Haven Fire Department.

CSP says the driver was taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he remains in critical condition. His identity has not yet been released.

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