1 Sustains Serious Injuries After Truck Goes Down Embankment in Norwalk

A person sustained serious injuries when a pickup went down an embankment to a river in Norwalk on Sunday night. 

Firefighters were dispatched to the Norwalk River, off Perry Avenue in Norwalk, at 10:10 p.m. Sunday and found a Toyota Tacoma four-door truck on its side at the edge of the water. 

One man was at the top of the embankment and had minor injuries, but the second man was lying on top of the passenger side of the truck. 

Firefighters and Norwalk Hospital paramedics used a rope system and rescue basket to bring the victim up to the embankment and he collapsed from injuries sustained in the crash, officials said. 

He was transported to Norwalk Hospital to be treated for serious injuries. 

Officials said the truck went off a gravel road along the Metro-North Danbury line and slid down a 70-foot embankment. 

One passenger train passed by the scene at a reduced speed and the trains were halted for 15 minutes while the wrecker crew worked to bring the truck up the embankment. 

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