4 Injured After Car Slams Into Fairfield Gas Station

Four people were taken to the hospital after a car exiting Interstate 95 south in Fairfield lost control and struck a gas station and five other cars at the bottom of the ramp, emergency officials said.

Police said the car was taking the exit 24 ramp too quickly and went airborne, slamming into a column at the Cumberland Farms at 975 Kings Highway East and catching fire.

“This is a really horrific scene,” said Fairfield police spokesman Lt. James Perez. “The damage is tremendous.”

A total of six cars, including a taxi, were involved in the collision, according to police at the scene.

Emergency responders had to extricate the driver responsible for the crash, a woman who has not yet been identified. The extent of injuries is unclear.

Exit 24 off I-95 south was blocked off after the crash and traffic was down to one lane on Kings Highway East.

Police said the gas station itself did not receive significant structural damage.