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Crash kills motorcyclist

UPDATED SUNDAY — A motorcyclist was killed Friday in an accident on Route 7 just north of Route 35.

Police would not confirm the death as of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, but  later identified him as Frank A. Pasquariello of New Fairfield.

The crash occurred at 2:30 p.m. near the entrance to Laurel Ridge Health Care Center, Regency condominiums, and Ridgefield Crossings.

Both the car operator and the motorcyclist were taken by Ridgefield ambulances to Danbury Hospital. The car driver, Marlene W. Evans, 80, of Victor Drive, was later released.

Route 7 was shut down for more than a hour as police investigated the accident.

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  • David

    A traffic light was approved by the state at this location back in June of 2010. The funding for the traffic light was in a Ridgefield budget referendum and approved by the voters.Yet there is still no traffic light.

    Now someone has died.

    If this were big business and a project took this long, someone would be fired.

  • Secondhand Rose

    There’s already a light less than 50 feet down the road from this one. So now someone thinks we need a light here too? Gee, why not just put a light every 20-feet down the entire Route 7, help screw up the morning commute even MORE!

  • Secondhand Rose

    “Someone died” because either they or the person(s) who hit them were stupid and careless.

    It has nothing to do with whether a traffic light exists there or not. If you’re so stupid that you can’t prevent yourself from pulling out in front of an oncoming motorcyclist or car (or so blind that you can’t see them or so deaf that you can’t hear them coming) then YOU should be punished, not the entire rest of the world who has to travel that same road.

  • spdmac

    It is not really about being stupid. It’s a dangerous road, with no ability to cross four lanes of traffic safely and easily to access the existing residences and businesses. And now the town is going to approve a factory and new retail that will increase traffic even more and make the road even more dangerous, but P&Z has attested that the road “is not their problem.” Look at the links to all the articles about crashes and fatalities on Route 7. There is a point where accidents happen so frequently that it is not just a function of bad driving, but a barometer of the safety of the road.

  • Secondhand Rose

    Route 7 is not a “dangerous” road, that’s a fallacy. I drive between Georgetown and Danbury daily for work, and if it wasn’t for the stupid drivers already on the road there would be no problem. First you have to make the slow drivers stay in the right lane instead of blocking other drivers in the left lane. And if cross-traffic turning was eliminated completely, I’m betting that accidents and fatalities would take a HUGE drop.

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