WILTON — A vehicle went off the road, struck a fire hydrant and slid down an embankment in East Wilton on Thursday morning after the driver suffered a seizure.

Jill Robinson, 38, of Farmington was eastbound on Routes 2 and 4 in front of Athena’s Pizza at about 9 a.m. when she suffered the medical emergency, Wilton police Officer Nicholas Ottinger said.

Her mother, Peggy Mosher, 64, also of Farmington, attempted to take the driver’s wheel, he said. Snowbanks along the edge of the road might have stopped the vehicle but it struck a fire hydrant, turning the vehicle, which then slid down the bank, he said.

Both were wearing seat belts and air bags deployed. No one was injured, he said.

Robinson was transported to Franklin Memorial Hospital by NorthStar ambulance for her medical condition, he said. She was treated and released, according to a hospital representative.

The 2006 Jeep Liberty she was driving received about $5,000 damage, Ottinger said.

An employee of Wilton Water Department was called to the scene to shut off water at the hydrant, which was damaged, he said.

Several members of Wilton Fire Department arrived at the scene and helped remove Robinson from the vehicle.

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A Wilton Water Department employee turns off water at a hydrant in front of Cousineau’s plaza in East Wilton after a vehicle struck the hydrant Wednesday morning, turned sidways and slid down the embankment.

A Wilton Water Department employee turns off water at a hydrant in front of Cousineau’s plaza in East Wilton after a vehicle struck the hydrant Wednesday morning, turned sideways and slid down the embankment.

A vehicle went off the road striking a fire hydrant in front of Cousineau’s plaza in East Wilton Wednesday morning, turned sideways and slid down the embankment.


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