4 Injured After Car Slams Into Fairfield Gas Station

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    A surveillance camera captured the moment a car slammed into a convenience store at 975 Kings Highway East in Fairfield on Monday night. The driver, 30-year-old Rosa Blanca Chavarria Medina, was drunk and driving with a suspended license, according to police. (Published Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014)

    Four people were taken to the hospital after a car exiting Interstate 95 south in Fairfield lost control and struck a gas station and several other cars at the bottom of the ramp, emergency officials said.

    Police said 30-year-old Rosa Blanca Chavarria Medina was taking the exit 24 ramp too quickly and her car went airborne, slamming into a column at the Cumberland Farms at 975 Kings Highway East and catching fire.

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    Four people were taken to the hospital after a car lost control in Fairfield and struck a gas station and several other vehicles. Police said the driver was intoxicated and had a suspended license. (Published Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014)

    Medina had a suspended license and was intoxicated at the time of the crash, according to police.

    "This is a really horrific scene," said Fairfield police spokesman Lt. James Perez. "The damage is tremendous."

    Fire officials said three other vehicles were damaged, as was the Cumberland Farms building.

    Emergency responders had to extricate Blanca Chavarria Medina. She was the only person in that vehicle.

    A Good Samaritan extinguished the fire with an extinguisher from the gas station, police said.

    None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.