Cars take out crosswalk signal in New Britain

Published on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:28
Written by Charles Paullin


NEW BRITAIN - A crosswalk signal at the intersection of East, Dwight and Jubilee streets was brought down in a two-car accident Tuesday morning.

A Subaru headed south on East Street and an Acura headed west on Jubilee Street collided and wound up taking down the crosswalk signal on the corner of Dwight Street, said city police Officer Matt Smith.

Dwight Street is directly across East Street from Jubilee Street.

One driver was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Smith said, while the other refused treatment. Both were the lone occupants of their cars.

Both vehicles had to be towed away from the scene.

Department of Public Works employees began repair operations after first responders cleared the scene. They said the signpost and the signal would be replaced within a day.

The accident remains under investigation, Police Capt. William Steck said Wednesday.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:28. Updated: Wednesday, 9 May 2018 20:30.