I drive through that intersection and down Clipnock Rd every day. I don't know how anyone could rear end another car there. Visibility at that intersection is wide open. The driver had to have been distracted by texting or something.
Accident at Route 5 and Clipnock Road, Stafford
Submitted by Billie Owens on July 7, 2012 - 12:14pm
A two-car accident with injuries is reported at Route 5 and Clipnock Road. Stafford Fire Department and Mercy medics are responding.
UPDATE 1:17 p.m.: A second ambulance is requested. It is reported that a car was rear-ended. The availability of Mercy Flight is being checked.
UPDATE 1:18 p.m.: The vehicles are off the road, not blocking. There is no entrapment, but head injuries are reported. Mercy Flight out of Buffalo is on an in-air standby.
UPDATE 1:24 p.m.: Traffic control is requested.
UPDATE 1:25 p.m.: Mercy Flight is cancelled.
UPDATE 1:48 p.m.: Mercy Medic #3 is transporting one patient to Strong Memorial Hospital.
UPDATE 1:55 p.m.: Mercy Medic #1 is transporting two patients -- mother and daughter -- to UMMC. The driver is 48 years old and has neck pain and a right wrist abrasion. Her air bag did deploy. The passenger is 13 and has slight pain in her right shoulder. Her air bag did not deploy. She is able to walk into the facility. Neither person lost consciousness. Stafford Fire Department is back in service.
UPDATE 2:04 p.m. (by Howard): The driver of the Mercury Mountaineer reportedly told a deputy she didn't see the silver sedan stopping to make a left-hand turn and then couldn't stop in time to avoid a collision.
Ahhh,so you go through the deer gauntlet everyday then? It's pretty much between the green house on curve just south of 5 and Bethany town line.... driver inattention-I've almost been rear ended a few times waiting to turn left there....
Female TAILGATERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I agree with the tailgating comment there at that intersection, but come on, Female Tailgaters? Id have to say in my experience both sexes have an even amount of mronic drivers that do that. To say otherwise makes me suspect your guilty of doing it yourself and instinctively direct attn to others to make yourself feel better.
You suspect incorrectly.