Update as of 4:30 p.m. on July 2:
A three-car accident that halted traffic Monday on Route 15 northbound sent five people to the hospital, all with non-life threatening injuries.
The accident happened around 1:30 p.m. between exits 52 and 53 in Stratford.
All occupants of the vehicles involved in the crash were able to exit their cars before fire and emergency officials arrived, according to Stratford Fire Marshal Brian Lampart.
Though the accident is still under investigation, Lampart said it was likely the result of a chain reaction that started when one driver rear-ended another. All three cars were heavily damaged, he said.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection was notified and responded to the scene because one of the vehicles had a significant fuel spill, Lampart said.
The original report follows:
Fire and emergency officials are on the scene of a multi-car accident on the Merritt Parkway that has closed down the roadway between exits 52 and 53.
According to Stratford Fire Marshal Brian Lampart, the accident happened around 1:30 p.m. and involves three to five vehicles, one of which might have rolled over.
Lampart also said there were reports that a patient was lying on the roadway.
's Engine 2 and 4 are responding, as well as an ambulance from Trumbull's department, Lampart said.
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