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Newtown Police Commission studying flagpole traffic

The Newtown Police Commission is reviewing traffic data about accidents at the 5-way intersection at the flagpole.  The Newtown Bee reports that during the six years between 2009 and 2014, there were 94 accidents at the intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road and West Street. 


Two of the streets are state roads.  The 100-foot flagpole is an officially designated historical landmark, according to state records. 


Of the nearly 100 accidents over six years, 18 cars collided with the flagpole.  The Bee reports that a quarter of the accidents involved drivers not granting the right of way from a stop sign and another quarter of the accidents involved failure to drive a reasonable distance apart.

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Todd Schnitt

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