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Man Dies in Single-Car Accident in Milford

Fatal crash occurred off Woodmont Road Saturday about 1:30 p.m., police said Monday.

A 61-year-old local man was killed Saturday when his car struck a utility pole guide wire off Woodmont Road, police said Monday. Credit: Patch File Photo
A 61-year-old local man was killed Saturday when his car struck a utility pole guide wire off Woodmont Road, police said Monday. Credit: Patch File Photo

A 61-year-old local man was killed Saturday when his car struck a utility pole guide wire off Woodmont Road.

The man was traveling southbound about 1:30 p.m. when he apparently lost control of the vehicle, police said in a Monday morning release.

The man, whose name is being withheld until family can be notified, was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Milford police spokesman Jeff Nielsen said in a phone interview that the sexagenarian’s car was the only vehicle involved in the accident, which occurred near the intersection with Eastern Steel Road.

It’s unclear if a medical condition may have played a role in the accident.

The investigation is ongoing and police ask anyone with information to call officers at 203.783.4775 or email at mcompare@ci.milford.ct.us.

tjc360 December 30, 2013 at 12:48 PM
sexagenarian’s?
Glenn l December 30, 2013 at 03:16 PM
sex·a·ge·nar·i·an (sks-j-nâr-n) n. A person who is 60 years old or between the ages of 60 and 70. adj. 1. Being 60 years old or between the ages of 60 and 70. 2. Of or relating to a sexagenarian. [From Latin sexgnrius, sexagenary; see sexagenary.]
Grumpy Old Man December 31, 2013 at 03:09 PM
I would like to know how this accident happened . I drove past it and the car was destroyed . Did he have a medical issue and swerve hard right into the pole and wire ? Avoiding stopped traffic at the light ? I couldn't believe how bad the car was . God bless . Stay safe .
Prudence January 11, 2014 at 01:09 PM
Where did you dig that one up Jason? Sexagenarian. From now on to be politically correct in reporting on all ages we want tricenarians / octogenarians / centenarians/ nonagenarians and septuagenarians even possibly quinquagenarians ! However, No matter, what happened to this poor fellow whatever age was sad. God bless him.
Creeky January 19, 2014 at 06:49 PM
Grumpy Old Man, I witnessed the accident and tried to help along with other motorists. I did leave my contact information with the police. I had just turned into Woodmont from Research. I had my window down it sounded as if the car was at full throttle when we struck the wire. It did not appear he made any attempt to swerve. It's just conjecture, I'm not educated in these matters, but I would guess the driver was experiencing a heart attack or stroke--something that caused his muscles to tense, or caused him to slump down and put pressure on the accelerator. He was unconscious after the accident. There was some debate amongst those helping out as to whether he should be removed from the vehicle. I was able to ascertain he was breathing, but it was shallow. Someone called 911. There was a woman there that knew CPR. Some were concerned that the car would catch fire. Since I know a bit about cars and nothing about lifesaving, I moved on to that and entrusted the driver to the woman that knew CPR. After ascertaining that the car was stable, I returned to her and she said she felt a pulse and that he had responded to her. As I was blocking traffic, and therefore emergency vehicles I could now hear on the way, and believing there was nothing I could do, I left. Later, I returned to the scene after the ambulance and F.D. were gone, and told the police what I saw, as well as provided my contact information. I'm not a Milford resident but, do wish to compliment the community on how so many tried to help. I offer the family my sincerest condolences and wish them to know that good people of Milford, as well as the emergency services did their best for him. He knew he wasn't alone.
Prudence January 19, 2014 at 07:26 PM
Creeky. That was very brave and caring in your attempts it also gave insight Into what must have been awful for all who were there to observe. I don't believe we have heard anymore into what happened or who the gentleman was. As the story was reported it gave one the thought or sense that he was all alone...So to hear your side of the story and that he knew he was not alone at that terrible moment was comforting to hear...thank you for sharing...I hope that the Milford Patch gives all an update.
Grumpy Old Man January 20, 2014 at 09:20 PM
Creeky , thank you . Thank you for posting . And thank you for helping . You and the others that stopped to help are heroes . You stopped what you were doing , where you were heading to try and save another life . Unfortunately you could not save him . But he did know , like you said he was not alone . You are right sir . That man was surrounded by angels . Milford and i thank you .

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