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Bridgeport officials say changes need to be made to intersection where fatal crash occurred

Police confirm that since 2018, 44 accidents have occurred at the intersection at Stratford and Bishop Avenues,

Rose Shannon

Jun 7, 2024, 8:47 PM

Updated 11 days ago

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Following a double fatal motorcycle crash earlier this week, Bridgeport officials say changes need to be made to improve the intersection at Stratford and Bishop Avenues, one of the city's most dangerous intersections.
Speaking Friday at a press conference, police and politicians who represent the city said too many traffic accidents, including fatalities, have happened at the intersection.
Police confirm that since 2018, 44 accidents have occurred at that location.
On Sunday, a motorcyclist, 32, and a passenger, 21, were killed following a crash at the intersection.
Police say drivers need to obey stop signs and red lights, along with reducing their speed.
As News 12 reported, there are no speed limit signs in the immediate vicinity. The closest one, 0.8 miles before the intersection, identifies the speed limit as 25 mph.
Police say officers will soon begin doing speed enforcement checks in the area.
State senator Herron Gaston wants to remind people to be cautious when driving because of the visibility issues of the road.
"We want to make sure that we are putting measures in place to ensure motorists and drivers know that they need to come to a reasonable speed even though this is a one way because it's very hard to see back here. There's a tree in the back and there are also cars parked on the roads, so sometimes you have to put your car almost in the middle of the road before you can see another vehicle coming," says Gaston.


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