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Two Car Accident Ties up Traffic on Route 111

The drivers were not seriously injured after being involved in a crash at the intersection of Wheeler Road this afternoon

Red and blue strobe lights from police cars flashed and an ambulance was parked on Monroe Turnpike, at the intersection of Wheeler Road, at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The front end of the Honda on the side of the road had crumpled up like an accordion and the Acura in front of it also suffered heavy damage.

However, as bad as it appeared to passersby, Sgt. Keith White said neither driver had been seriously hurt. Both were treated at the scene and neither was transported to the hospital.

Police directed alternating traffic for 25 minutes before Monroe Turnpike was cleared up.

According to the accident investigation, a Monroe woman driving her Acura north on Route 111 stopped to make a left turn onto Wheeler Road when the driver of the Honda crashed into her vehicle from behind.

The driver of the Honda, Joseph Connolly, 82, of Naugatuck, was issued an infraction for following too close, police said.

The Monroe woman lives close to Wheeler Road, so officers helped her to get her car home, according to White, who said the Honda was towed.

lorpoz May 27, 2011 at 12:40 PM
Favoritism in MONROE once again..My son was in an accident on rt11 at intersection of Old Zoar Rd..My husband and I both rushed to the seen in two seperate cars.We asked that we drive my sons damaged car home and the officers said no because it was a state highway and the cars had to be towed..We live on OLD ZOAR RD...Maybe if my son was a GIRL...???????
Clint Eastwood May 27, 2011 at 02:52 PM
Favoritism? Really? Please explain.
John F. May 27, 2011 at 05:03 PM
Maybe it wasn't your son that they didn't want to help?
I am paying attention May 27, 2011 at 05:19 PM
or maybe they determined the car wasn't safe to drive... even a short distance. Liability reasons I suppose.
John F. May 27, 2011 at 05:33 PM
Or even, it may have been a different set of officers. Some officers can be more by the book while others apply a little more common sense to a situation. Maybe it was the luck of the draw. I guess it may be too tough to tell based on the lack of a all of the details.
Christine E. May 27, 2011 at 05:40 PM
Really? Explain your accident. Was the car damaged? How badly? Were there broken tail/headlights? Was it daytime? Was it night time? Stupid thing to say, and before you make such a bold allegation you should enlighten us with facts.
Jenna May 27, 2011 at 05:52 PM
I was going to say the same thing earlier.... but I figured everyone would be on my case because normally when i say something people disagree with me
Tman May 28, 2011 at 07:17 PM
I disagree with Jenna
Jenna May 28, 2011 at 07:51 PM
Very funny ken
Donna August 08, 2011 at 03:56 PM
stop being so petty

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