New Brockton officials would like ALDOT to look at an intersection that has been the scene of horrific wrecks

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New Brockton, Ala. (WDHN)—An Enterprise man injured in a two-vehicle wreck last month remains in critical condition.

It happened at the intersection of Coffee County Road 514 and U.S. Highway 84 New Brockton’s bypass.

A gofundme account has been set up for Ft. Rucker Firefighter Chad Trott.

On March 24th, Trott’s motorcycle was hit on Highway 84 by a driver coming off
county road 514.

An intersection that has seen its fair share of bad wrecks over recent years.
Coffee County Sheriff Chief Deputy Ronnie Whitworth says
“you can see cars coming from a far way off and better yet you can see cars coming down to the stop sign. But, they still try to beat cars coming to the intersection.
I don’t know if their trying to beat cars down the road or what and the results are awful right there at that intersection, bad
accidents happen.”

Since 84 is a divided highway, New Brockton Police Chief Dale Grimes wonders if it would help putting-up
a second set of stop-signs on county road 514 in the median.

Chief Grimes says “I don’t know if they are not judging the speed of the cars, I don’t know. That’s where the accidents are happening, but if the state would
come in and give us some assistance and put stop signs in the median on both sides. 514 side and South Johns Street side I think it would
slow a lot of this down. “

The Trott wreck remains under investigation by the Alabama Highway Patrol. New Brockton officials plan to lobby with their
state and federal delegations in trying to get ALDOT to install safety measures.

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