SUV flips upside down on Route 39 in Sherman
SHERMAN — Route 39 was the site of two single-vehicle crashes Thursday evening, the first of which involved the extrication of a driver from an upside down SUV.
Firefighters and an ambulance from Sherman were called to a single-vehicle accident near Leach Hollow Road shortly before 5:50 p.m., according to dispatch reports.
State police and New Fairfield volunteer firefighters also responded.
At the scene, first responders found a dark-colored SUV upside down near a utility pole with at least one individual trapped inside.
At 5:58 p.m., a first responder at the scene said he was tending to a “responsive” female patient and that firefighters were in the process of trying to remove her from the vehicle.
The driver was eventually extricated and only minor injuries were reported, according to state police.
A little less than six hours later, another crash was reported on Route 39 — about a quarter-mile north of Inglenook Drive in New Fairfield.
Calls started coming in about a single-vehicle crash around 11:15 p.m. One person was involved and reported no injuries, according to dispatch reports.
Of all roadways in Sherman, Route 39 had had the second-highest number of motor vehicle crashes in recent years, according to the University of Connecticut’s Crash Data Repository.
Since 2017, there have been more than 30 reported crashes on Sherman’s section of Route 39, according to the crash data.
For New Fairfield, Route 39 is the most dangerous roadway in town, according to the data, which shows that more than 100 crashes have been reported on New Fairfield’s stretch over the last three years.