FAIRFIELD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Fire crews in Fairfield, Conn., frantically worked early Saturday to rescue several people who were trapped after a crash involving a semi-trailer truck and a car.

The crash happened early Saturday morning on Interstate 95. The Fairfield Fire Department said the first firefighters to arrive launched simultaneous efforts to extricate the victims using hydraulic rescue tool.

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Fire crews called for additional help from colleagues and ambulances.

Three victims were taken to hospital for treatment of injuries that ranged from minor to life-threatening.

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The rescue operation was complicated by the fact that the vehicles were severely damaged, according to Fairfield Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson.

Connecticut state police were investigating the accident Saturday afternoon.

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