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Accident on South Candler Street prompts renewed calls for safety improvements

Crime and public safety Decatur

Accident on South Candler Street prompts renewed calls for safety improvements

Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

An accident that occurred on South Candler Street on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, is prompting calls for the Decatur City Commission to do something about safety along the road.

According to Decatur Police Lt. Jennifer Ross, the accident happened in the 700 block of South Candler Street.

A vehicle was stopped along the road facing north against the curb. Another vehicle was also traveling north behind that vehicle. The driver of the vehicle struck the vehicle ahead of it. The driver of the vehicle that was rear-ended reported no injuries. The driver of the vehicle who hit that vehicle had a small cut on his right forearm. He wad cited for following too closely.

Calm Candler, a group that advocates for safety along the road, said the accident involved a red car slamming into a postal truck that was stopped to deliver mail. The truck was shoved over the sidewalk on the other side of the street. Children were waking home from school at the time.

To see a post about the incident in the Calm Candler Facebook group, click here.

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