Driver Charged After Striking Two Pedestrians With Vehicle At Flagpole

Police said that two pedestrians were injured in a motor vehicle accident about 6:17 pm on December 11 at the flagpole intersection of Main Street, Church Hill Road, and West Street.

Police said motorist Arthur M. Huffman, 47, of Waterbury was driving a 2013 Kia Forte sedan southward on Main Street and then attempted to make a left turn onto eastbound Church Hill Road, when the sedan collided with pedestrians Sandra Tannone, 64, of Newtown, and Patrick Tannone, 64, of New Milford, both of whom were walking southward in a crosswalk on the eastbound side of Church Hill Road.

Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps transported both pedestrians to Danbury Hospital for treatment of injuries, police said. Hook & Ladder volunteer firefighters responded to the accident.

Police said that on December 19, they issued Huffman an infraction ticket, lodging two counts of failure to grant the right of way to a pedestrian in a crosswalk. 


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Perhaps the Police Commission will now do something about this intersection. Queen Street is now shut down, more traffic will begoing on Main Street and Glover as a result of the diverting speed bumps so it is time to fix the Flag Pole Intersection, unless the commission is only concerned about Queen Street.

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