Wow. Where on the Merritt? I live in Stamford, by exit 34.
I had problems on the Merritt a few months ago as well. I was passing a line of cars in the left lane that were going about 50 in a 55, and the last car in the line was pretty frustrated, so as I began to pass him, without looking, he began to pull into my lane, hit the front of my car, and I hit the median then the guardrail on the outside of the highway. Needless to say, my car was totalled. Not a rex though, it was a '97 Sentra.