Two women were trapped in a car for 20 minutes this morning after the vehicle went off the Merritt Parkway, 40 feet down an embankment and into the woods.
The late-model BMW 550i went off the Merritt Parkway southbound just before exit 40 at 8:24 am. and stopped on a storm drain culvert between the parkway and Creeping Hemlock Drive, according to the Norwalk Fire Department.
The two women in the car were not hurt, but had to stay in the vehicle as firefighters worked to secure it and keep the BMW from rolling over into the water in the culvert.
Both women refused medical treatment.
Parkway Auto Body used two heavy-duty wreckers and southbound traffic was down to one lane until 10:45 a.m. as emergency crews worked the scene.