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Law firm suffers 7th traffic crash on its property, but 4-way stop is not forthcoming


For the seventh time in a decade, a small Iowa City law firm has been the victim of a traffic accident. In this latest incident, its front porch was damaged when a car involved in a collision skidded into its stone foundation. A limestone pillar will have to be replaced.

However, the ongoing crashes onto Lawyer House property aren’t frequent enough to justify the four-way stop that Bray & Klockau partners are seeking, a town official tells the Daily Iowan.

An in-depth study would be needed, but the general rule is that five preventable crashes must occur annually to justify a four-way stop intersection, metropolitan planner John Yapp tells the newspaper.

Even if the signage was installed, “Depending on traffic patterns, collisions could increase, particularly rear-ending,” he says.

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