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New Canaan engine truck needs $27k in repairs after sliding into stone wall


The New Canaan Fire Department on March 15, 2022.

The New Canaan Fire Division on March 15, 2022.

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NEW CANAAN — On the way to aid in a motor automobile incident, Hearth Engine No. 1 slid on ice into a stonewall ensuing in $27,345 in damages, interim Hearth Chief Albe Bassett claimed Friday.

Bassett went in advance of the Board of Selectmen before in the week for an approval of money for repairs following the collision “damaged the entrance bumper and the taxi of the apparatus.” He asked to enter into a contract with the same business that the city acquired its new rescue truck from this yr, Gowans-Knight Organization of Waterbury, which presently is in possession of the destroyed truck.

The Fireplace Department was responding to a motor car or truck accident on Gerdes Street on Jan. 5 at 7 a.m., which was an unusually icy early morning that induced many incidents among 6:30 and 9:30 a.m., Bassett said. There were no injuries when the police arrived on scene.

1st Selectman Kevin Moynihan made the motion to approve the funds to repair service the injury induced by the ice storm.

The motor slid from Surrey Street into a stone wall on Putnam Road.

“The incident assessment confirmed the truck was transferring at about 10 mph,” Bassett reported. “The driver did an superb job managing the slide to avoid a utility pole.”

The overall price of repairs, minus a $500 deductible, has been reimbursed by the insurance policies firm CIRMA, so the money are “in hand in the city proper now, and we’re just hunting for the alright to get started the method for repair,” Bassett advised the selectmen.


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