Car Crashes into Crown & Hammer

By | January 23, 2017

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Canton, CT Monday, January 23, 2017: 12:32pm…. The Town of Canton Volunteer

Fire & EMS Department was dispatched to Lisa’s Crown & Hammer Restaurant & Pub,

at 3 Depot Place, for a motor vehicle that drove into the building. One passenger was

reported trapped in the car, water was leaking out of the building, and there was a stron

odor of gas in the immediate area.

Upon arrival, 18 to 20 members of the Town of Canton Volunteer Fire & EMS

Department found the vehicle lodged approximately three feet into the kitchen area of

the building. There was an active natural gas leak and water pouring from the structure.

Fire crews shut off the natural gas and water lines, as Canton’s paramedics and EMTs

medically evaluated the driver and passenger. As a paramedic worked to stabilize one

patient, fire crews used a Holmatro tool to quickly remove the roof of the car, enabling

them better access to the patient. Fire crews also charged a hose line to the building, as a

precaution. One patient was transported to the hospital by Canton’s ambulance.

Canton’s fire and EMS crews arrived on the scene with: Rescue 9, Engine 4, Squad 5 and

both ambulances. Burlington Volunteer Fire Department’s Rescue truck was dispatched

for mutual aid on ventilation of the building and extrication of the passenger. Canton Volunteer

Fire & EMS Department cleared the scene at 1:49pm.

CT Water Company, CNG and Eversource were dispatched to the scene on a Priority 1

basis. The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Canton Police

Department. The Town’s Building Inspector will be assessing the damage to the

building to determine when it is safe to reopen the restaurant.

The owner of Crown & Hammer was in the building at the time of the accident and

escaped without injury. The Crown & Hammer is closed on Mondays, so there were no

patrons in the building.