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Stamford police looking at speed as possible factor in Saturday's crash

Stamford police are investigating a serious accident that sent two people to the hospital Saturday, but say they're looking at speed as a possible factor.

News 12 Staff

Sep 22, 2020, 11:59 PM

Updated 1,364 days ago

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Stamford police are investigating a serious accident that sent two people to the hospital Saturday, but say they're looking at speed as a possible factor.
They were called to Long Ridge Road just south of Den Road in Stamford around 11:30 p.m. and found a BMW flipped over on the side of the road.
Police say the driver was trapped and had to be cut out of the vehicle.
News 12 is told he was speeding north on Long Ridge when he crossed into the southbound lane, hit a car and rolled.
The force of the impact caused a tire to fly off and hit another car passing by.
A neighbor, who has lived there for more than six decades, says that stretch has seen several crashes over the years.
Neighbor Alexandra Price says speeding is an ongoing issue on the stretch where she lives.
"Every winter, our mailboxes get hit from people driving too fast and slipping on the ice," Price said.
It's been the site of several accidents over the years, including a triple fatal accident in 2005.
Alcohol played a role in that incident, and police say they're looking into if it was a factor in Saturday's crash as well.
Police say speeding is a problem throughout Long Ridge Road, but they do speed enforcement there and give out tickets every single day.
Both drivers went to the hospital -- the driver of the BMW is said to have serious injuries.


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