Route 7 in Brookfield Reopens After Single-Car Rollover, Southbury Man Seriously Injured
According to Connecticut Post, police identified the victim as a 50-year-old Southbury man. He was transported to Danbury Hospital with "serious possible life threatening injuries."
Northbound Route 7 was shut down for a majority of the morning and is now reopen.
If you noticed your commute was pretty backed up this morning, it was due to an accident that took place on Route 7 in the early hours of today (Thursday).
According to Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company, at around 2:50 this morning, members of their team were dispatched to Route 7 after they got a report of a rollover motor vehicle accident.
Initially, their reports indicated that the rollover involved a tractor trailer southbound, north of Exit 12. When both state and Brookfield police arrived on scene, they realized that the accident involved a single pickup truck on the northbound side, just north of exit 12. The accident was a single pick up truck rollover and when officers arrived, the party was still in the vehicle.
With the help of Car 1, 18-1 and Engine 5 from Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company, they were able to remove the party from the vehicle with the help of the responding officers. Medic 1 and two other engines initially responded as well.
The party involved was transported to Danbury ED.
At the time of this writing, the road is remain closed. We will be sure to update you with anymore information.
Thank you to all of our first responders for doing everything they can to always keep our community safe.