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Old 05-31-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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5/31/17 4:30pm. Car in ditch near woods Merrit North in Greenwich. Multiple cars on shoulder. No picture, sorry. Heads up.
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Old 05-31-2017, 02:56 PM
 
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5/31/17 4:30pm. Car in ditch near woods Merrit North in Greenwich. Multiple cars on shoulder. No picture, sorry. Heads up.
Funny these accidents keep occurring with you there. Jay
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Old 05-31-2017, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Funny these accidents keep occurring with you there. Jay
lol. I'm blessed I'm not there minutes earlier.


They cleared it within 45 minutes. THATS what I'm talking about. Still residual traffic from it but no vehicles or tow trucks at the site.. The car was smoking too and all banged up at the edge of the woods..


Wish all accidents were cleared in this amount of time.


You can see the skid marks on the Merritt North between 32 and 33. and I see why it happened. A little hill was approaching and there was probably stopped traffic and the person didn't see stopped cars till last second. Locked up, Swerved hard to the right, Clipped some cars and went flying into the woods. My best guess.
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Old 10-27-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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October 27, 2017. Northbound looked blocked in Greenwich.

Fire and state troop were on scene. 2 ambulances and more troopers on the way

No idea what happened.

1:15pm

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Old 10-28-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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On a typical day, how many accidents happen in the state? It just seems like there's a TON of accidents. Are people really such bad drivers? Are our roads so bad? Or is a transit system in which one person drives in their own car on a congested road with other single drivers in their cars just a concept with inherent flaws? The shift from people living in and around cities to suburban sprawl certainly seems to have its price tags.
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Old 10-28-2017, 12:04 PM
 
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On a typical day, how many accidents happen in the state? It just seems like there's a TON of accidents. Are people really such bad drivers? Are our roads so bad? Or is a transit system in which one person drives in their own car on a congested road with other single drivers in their cars just a concept with inherent flaws? The shift from people living in and around cities to suburban sprawl certainly seems to have its price tags.
Having lived in other states with traffic laden rush hours, I can assure you it isnít a Connecticut problem. Too many cars on the road with drivers who donít follow the rules of the road (tailgating, speeding, incapable of merging, etc.).
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Old 10-28-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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Having lived in other states with traffic laden rush hours, I can assure you it isnít a Connecticut problem. Too many cars on the road with drivers who donít follow the rules of the road (tailgating, speeding, incapable of merging, etc.).
Truth. Too many impatient and rude drivers out there.
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Old 10-28-2017, 09:12 PM
 
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Million dollar question is... why are there more accidents on the Merrit & 95 in Fairfield than in Westchester??

Anyone have stats on that? Thats pretty much from my own eyes. I see wayy too many in CT vs NY
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Old 10-29-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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Million dollar question is... why are there more accidents on the Merrit & 95 in Fairfield than in Westchester??
Simple...sort of...Having lived in Westchester before moving here and growing up driving there, I can sum it up to there are more cross parkways and thruways to go in any direction in Westchester as opposed to us really just having Merritt and 95. They run parallel and there are no cross parkways to go across the state as easily as in Westchester. There are crazy and impatient drivers in NY too......just is not felt as much as here.....Take the Merritt......2 lanes.......Its 2017......does not work......2 lanes causes more people to drive nuts constantly trying to pass each other and tail gating. The exits here on the Merritt are odd.....they come up to fast to exit causing quick braking and rear end hits(tailgating) and here more then in NY people just don't get what merging on actually is.......or they just forgot.
Most parkways in NY are 3 lanes except for parts of the taconic and saw mill pkwy.....but again they are not crowded because there just many other outlets to go somewhere. That's my 2 cents from living in both places and driving in both.
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Old 10-29-2017, 03:03 PM
 
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Many of the Merrit’s on and off ramps haven’t been improved since they were built back in the 1930’s. That’s why they tend to be so short, forcing drivers to go from 70 mph to 25 mph (I’m being realistic with the high speed well beyond the speed limit) at the split of a hair and having to stop and look towards on coming traffic before merging. Also, many on ramps are right after a tight turn on the parkway, effectively giving merging drivers a feeling of playing Russian roulette when attempting to merge into the traffic flow. This is simply a consequence of the Merritt being one of the first controlled access highways built in the USA. In the 1930’s most cars weren’t capable of driving beyond 40 mph or 50 mph. Today we see Ferraris speeding as if the Merritt is their private race track and everyone else is in their way.

Add to that the lack of real shoulders and the annoying deers...


I typed this on my iPhone, so I’m sure I misspelled a word or two. Its too tedious to go back and fix them on this phone. Excuse me. lol
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