By Muhammad Atef | June 11, 2021

Stamford Mayor David Martin ‘okay’ after car accident in Greenwich

STAMFORD — Mayor David Martin was involved in a car accident in Greenwich last week, resulting in him receiving a warning ticket.

Martin was driving a Ford Escape last Friday evening, heading west on Old Mill Road, while another person was driving south in a Ford F-150 Raptor on Round Hill Road, Greenwich Police Capt. Mark Zuccerella said.

“Both entered the intersection and collided,” Zuccerella said.

The Raptor was forced off the road and hit a wall. The Escape remained on the roadway.

Neither Martin nor the other driver appeared impaired and while EMS were called to the scene, both refused medical attention, Zuccerella said. Both vehicles were towed.

Martin was “issued a warning ticket for failing to grant right of way at an intersection,” Zuccerella said.

“I am okay, and I’m pleased that to the best of my knowledge the other individual involved is okay,” Martin said in a statement. “We’re all good and at the end of the day that’s the most important thing.”

Rachel LaBella, Martin’s spokesperson, said the mayor was checked by first responders and “deemed okay.” He was then picked up by U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., and brought to an event.

Martin later said in a phone call with The Stamford Advocate that he didn’t alert the public about the accident because he was OK after it.

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