2 Hurt in Head-On Branford Collision

Two people, including a 72-year-old woman, were hospitalized after a head-on crash on Main Street in Branford, according to the fire department.

Fire officials said two cars collided near the intersection of Main Street and Home Place around 2 p.m. Thursday. Firefighters used "Jaws of Life" to pull the 72-year-old woman from her car, where she was trapped.

"The extremely cold weather presented a unique challenge for us today," acting Asst. Fire Chief Ron Mullen said in a statement. "We had to move quickly to extricate the patient and get her out of the elements."

The woman and another person were hospitalized for treatment, according to the fire department. Their conditions are unknown.

Police are investigating the crash.

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