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Letter: A dangerous intersection

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The intersection of Route 14 and Crab Thicket Road in Gloucester is a dangerous one and needs to be fixed. And I can attest to this from my own traumatic experience.

It was a beautiful September evening and I was chatting with my then 10-month-old son. Next thing I knew I was waking up to what looked like smoke and a blood-curdling scream from my son. I knew the car was on fire and I had to get him out. We would either both make it or blow up here together.

The months that followed were filled with multiple appointments to treat what was later found to be a labral tear. They also discovered I had migraines. These were discovered months after the accident and they were so severe I had to pull into the gas station on Crab Thicket and Route 14 to get sick. This formed another traumatic memory at that intersection.

The treatment for the tear would be a highly technical surgery and for the migraines I would need multiple medications. The surgery required being o...

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