FAIRFIELD — A collision Wednesday morning between a car and a trailer left debris on West Texas Street, closing the westbound road for about 90 minutes at Gregory Street for cleanup.
The crash happened at about 5:45 a.m. A pickup truck hauling a cargo trailer turned left onto westbound West Texas Street from a driveway near Gregory Street. A car moving at a high rate of speed on eastbound West Texas Street hit the trailer, Fairfield police Sgt. Jeff Osgood said.
As a result, the trailer shattered, sending wood, metal and other debris all over the road.
“It’s kind of like a tin can,” Osgood said. “It’s not a particularly durable trailer.”
The driver of the pickup was not injured. The driver of the car fled the scene on foot, Osgood said. The car had major front-end damage.
A city public works crew came to the scene to clear the roadway. A backhoe lifted debris into a dump truck. A street sweeper helped clean up. Drivers approaching the scene in the darkness saw a mass of flashing lights, from the yellow lights on the public works equipment to the red-and-blue lights on the police cars.
Police diverted westbound West Texas Street traffic onto Gregory Street. They closed one lane of the eastbound road.
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