Teen girl struck and pinned by car while riding her bike

Officials say the girl was pinned under the Officials say the girl was pinned under the car on Stratfield Road and then dragged a short distance. Photo Credit:

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FAIRFIELD - A teenage girl is recovering after being struck, dragged and then pinned under a car while riding her bike Tuesday.

Officials say the girl was pinned under the car on Stratfield Road and then dragged a short distance. Emergency crews responded quickly after they received multiple calls for help from residents in the area.

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Fire crews had to use special air-powered rescue tools to lift the vehicle to get to the girl, who was still conscious when crews pulled her out.

Fairfield fire officials say a second bicyclist was also struck during the incident. They say both victims were taken by ambulance to Bridgeport Hospital.

Firefighters say the teen is expected to make a full recovery. The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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