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Car strikes entrance to Gateway Apartments in Bridgeport – 3rd time in 2 years

Police said the crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. while the car was traveling south on West Avenue and veered off course.

News 12 Staff

Feb 5, 2023, 11:12 PM

Updated 498 days ago

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A car struck the front entrance of the Gateway Apartments in Bridgeport Sunday morning – the third time it has happened in the last two years.
Police said the crash happened just before 8:30 a.m. while the car was traveling south on West Avenue and veered off course.
Residents said they felt the building shake when the car hit it.
They said the driver of the car fled but was later taken into custody.
The building is home to the nonprofit Building Neighborhoods Together, which runs the apartments above it.
Residents told News 12 Connecticut they were upset by the constant traffic incidents.
"It's just unbelievable. I would love the state to put… metal barriers, anything,” said Charlie Griggs. “We need something, whether it's blinking stop sign or a yellow light, but please, please, please let's do something.”
It wasn't clear what charges the driver may be facing. 


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