A two-car collision was avoided at 2:49 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the intersection of Noroton Avenue and Holly Lane, and no one was injured, but a utility pole is a casualty.
Darien police gave this account of the incident:
A 2013 Mercury sport utility vehicle was going west on Holly Lane and was coming to a stop at the stop sign. Meanwhile, 1999 Jeep Cherokee was going north on Noroton Avenue.
The Mercury pulled out in front of the Jeep, causing the Jeep's driver to swerve in order to avoid a collision.
The collision was avoided—with the Mercury, anyway. The Jeep continued moving until it struck a utility pole, making the pole snap. One or more airbags were deployed in the incident, but neither operator was injured.
The driver of the Mercury was issued a ticket for failure to grant right of way at a stop sign.