Driver Recovering in Hospital After Firefighters Rescue Her From Seawall Crash That Dropped Her 30 Feet

A female driver is recovering in the hospital Monday after  firefighters rescued her from her overturned car following a crash over a seawall in Milford that dropped her car 30 feet.

The Milford Fire Department received a 911 call at 11:08 a.m. reporting the crash in the Morningside section of town. Fire crews found a car on its roof at the base of the seawall and the driver was still in the vehicle, Capt. Gregory J. Carman, the department's public information officer, said in a news release.

Firefighters checked the driver for injuries and "began a complicated removal" because the driver was upside-down and seat-belted, Carman said. Crews got the woman out of the car safely and re-evaluated the individual for injuries, establishing the driver was conscious and alert, he said.

An ambulance transported the driver to Yale-New Haven Hospital for "further medical evaluation," Carman said.

The car was lifted from the seawall base and removed.

The Associated Press reported that the female driver clipped a utility pole before veering off the seawall, but police and fire officials have not confirmed that yet

The identity and age of the driver have not been released at this time. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

The scene was cleared at about 12:55 p.m.

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