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This is why I drive a Mercedes

Let me preface this by saying my heart goes out to the victim in this accident and I decided to change the person's name to John Doe just because I want to be sensitive about this story. I am posting this only as a reason as to why one should drive a safe car but I am also realistic in that one could die in any car. This was in a newspaper about nine days ago.

Man dies, woman hurt in Fairfield crash

A Fairfield man was killed and an Easton woman injured Friday night following a two-car accident on North Benson Road, the town's first fatal accident of the new year.

John Doe, 45, of Robin Lane was driving north on North Benson in his Honda Accord when he suddenly veered into the southbound lane and struck a 2001 Mercedes Benz station wagon, police said Saturday.

Doe was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital shortly after the 7:30 p.m. collision near 1384 North Benson Rd. The 1998 Accord sustained heavy damage.

The state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is expected to perform an autopsy on the body today. Police are still probing the incident and have made no ruling yet on its cause. The Special Services Unit of the Fairfield Police Department is handling the case.

The driver of the Mercedes Benz, Jane Lee, 51, of Burroughs Road, Easton suffered minor injuries. She was treated and released from St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport.

Fire Platoon Commander George Gomperts said that firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free her from the damaged Mercedes Benz. Medics then transported her to the hospital.

"There was an extrication to help the woman out of the vehicle," he said.

Attempts to contact does' family were unsuccessful Saturday.

The driver's daughter, Sophie Lee, said her mother is recovering and is grateful for the police and fire department's quick response to the accident.

"She is recovering. She is fine. She said the firemen and the police officers responded very quickly. They were very helpful and worked together," Sophie Lee said.

North Benson Road has a history of motor vehicle accidents, Gomperts said. In March 2002, a Norfolk, Mass. woman suffered serious head injuries after her car struck a telephone pole near where the street meets Walls Drive.
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