Traffic agent struck at busy Ridgewood intersection

The intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Metropolitan Avenue.

A traffic agent was struck at the intersection of Fresh Pond Road and Metropolitan Avenue yesterday.

According to police, the traffic agent was adjusting a barrier then they were struck by a vehicle. The agent was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Work just recently began on an 18-month rebuild of the Fresh Pond Road LIRR bridge at the intersection, which will require traffic agents to be posted in the area, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Residents in the area have already express concerns over how the work would impact traffic in the area.

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