NEW CANAAN — Police are investigating an accident where a vehicle hit a tree and burst into flames, sending the driver to the hospital with serious injuries.

On May 3 around 7 p.m., New Canaan police responded to a single-car accident in the area of North Wilton and Cross Ridge roads. There, they found a car was on fire after having crashed into a tree. The driver had been removed from the car by a “Good Samaritan,” police said.

The driver was a Wilton resident. He was transported to Norwalk Hospital with serious injuries.

The New Canaan crash reconstruction team and the Wilton police are investigating this incident.

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