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Tuesday, May 21 Local

Driver unhurt after Merritt rollover; escapes through sunroof

The southbound Merritt Parkway was closed for more than two hours Monday night after a two-car accident.

The Westport Fire Department got the call at 7:27 p.m. of a motor-vehicle accident with one vehicles rolled over on its side.

The accident was reported about 1.5 miles south of Exit 44.

“There were no injuries and the driver of the car on its side was able to climb out of the sun roof,” according to a Westport Fire Department release.

“Route 15 south was closed for over two hours while tow trucks were brought up the highway in the wrong direction of travel.”

The accident also caused considerable northbound deays.

The last units cleared the scene at 9:52 pm.

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