Police: Three individuals significantly injured in crash on Bridgeport bridge

BRIDGEPORT — Three people have been severely injured in a crash on the Yellow Mill Bridge on Friday evening, police noted.

The Bridgeport Emergency Operations middle received a report of a two-car crash on the Yellow Mill Bridge on Stratford Avenue at 9:20 p.m.

Capt. Kevin Gilleran noted in a free up that “a black 2010 Honda Civic was traveling westbound on Stratford Avenue coming near the Yellow Mill Bridge at a excessive expense of speed when it crossed over into the eastbound lane of Stratford Avenue and crashed into a grey 2016 Hyundai Sonata.

“The Hyundai Sonata changed into touring eastbound on the Stratford Avenue when it become struck on the bridge. The crash brought about severe hurt to each cars.”

Gilleran stated both operators and a passenger in the Honda Civic had to be extricated from their motors by way of the Bridgeport fireplace department.

All three had been transported to Bridgeport clinic through AMR Ambulance with serious injuries.

The Bridgeport Police Crash Investigation group has answered to conduct further investigation. they’re being assisted by way of the Southern Fairfield County site visitors Unit.

The operator of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata was identified as a 29-yr-historical Stratford resident.

The operator of the 2010 Honda Civic has been identified as a 21-yr-historic Bridgeport resident, and the correct entrance passenger of the Civic turned into recognized as a 20-year-oldBridgeport resident.

The bridge turned into closed for several hours; it reopened at 1:45 a.m. on Saturday.

The drawbridge is over the Yellow Mill Channel of Bridgeport Harbor.

according to DOT statistics, about 10,500 vehicles a day flow over the Yellow Mill Bridge.

based on the Library of Congress, constructed in 1927-1929, the Yellow Mill Bridge is a rare and comparatively intact example of a bascule motorway bridge.

Bridgeport Police traffic Division Officer Judson Brown is leading the investigation. any person with more information is requested to name the Bridgeport police site visitors Division at (203) 576-7640.