Branford police offer heads-up about hot spot for crashes in town

Branford police released this map indicating where car crashes have commonly occurred in town this year through Friday.

BRANFORD — The intersection of North Main Street and Cedar Street has been the number-one spot for car accidents in town so far this year, police said on Facebook Friday.

Officers offered a word of advice to residents about how to navigate the area safely.

“The majority of the accidents at this location were rear end collisions. Keep in mind to give yourself enough room to safely come to a stop (stop sign emoji) , phones (phone emoji) down, eyes (looking eyes emoj) up, and know this particular intersection often has walkers in the crosswalk. If you want to go right on red, you are still required to stop before you proceed safely!” police said.

Thus far this year, 64 percent of the accidents at the intersection have been rear-end collisions. Of these, 55 percent featured a driver following too closely and 18 percent included someone running a red light, police said.

“Please drive safely and be mindful of pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and other motorists. Thank you!” Police said.

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