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Life-Threatening Injuries for Darien Man in Airborne, Crashed Car

Christopher Shapiro, 33, remained in critical condition in Stamford Hospital Monday after a Thursday night car crash on Nearwater Ln.

A Darien man remains in the critical care unit of Stamford Hospital after sustaining "multiple life-threatening injuries" when his car flew into the air and crashed into trees Friday on Nearwater Lane, police said.

At about 11 p.m., Christopher Shapiro, 33, of 6 Pratt Island was driving his gray 2015 Audi A3 north on Nearwater Lane when the street turned left not far south of Nearwater's intersection with Woodland Drive, but his car went off the right side of the road.

(This account is based entirely on Darien police reports.)

The car went up an incline on the ground and shot up, barely clipping a stone wall and passing over a driveway into some trees. The rear of the car rose higher than the rest, when the front and top of the car hit the trees.

The driver's side of the car was nearly sheared off by the impact of the crash into the trees, and a large branch on one tree was broken off by the crash.

Stones from the stone wall were knocked clear across the driveway and into the trees.

It took 30 minutes for Noroton Fire Department firefighters to get Shapiro out of the wrecked vehicle, which was totalled. Darien EMS-Post 53 took Shapiro to Stamford Hospital.

Police continue to investigate the accident and have not charged Shapiro. Police don't know what caused the crash. No one else was injured.




Justin Zak June 09, 2014 at 10:45 PM
Thoughts are with the Shapiros.

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