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Accident in Ridgefield shuts down Route 7

November 30, 2018

Route 7 traffic is at a standstill due to a tractor trailer accident near the Days Inn on 7 in Ridgefield — and this has prompted a second accident on Florida Road, which has also been closed.

“Route 7 is completely shut down,” the Ridgefield Police said.

There are reportedly injuries — one person with a head injury, and two who are being evaluated but declined transport to the hospital.

The Ridgefield Fire Department had called for ambulance help from Danbury — but then cancelled the request.

The accident occurred about 12:50 p.m.

The closure of Florida Road — possibly as the result of a truck trying to circumvent the accident — eliminates the easiest route around the bottleneck.

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