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Wreck slows traffic at busy intersection

Friday, August 1, 2008

Officials are currently investigating a two vehicle accident at the corner of Hendrix Street and State Road 59.
Motorists need to use caution near the intersection of Hendrix Street and State Road 59 while officials investigate and clear away the two vehicles involved in an accident shortly after 2 p.m. today.

Officials are still on the scene of the accident where an undisclosed number of victims were injured and taken to St. Vincent Clay Hospital.

South and northbound traffic is being directed around the area, while east and west are moving slowly. Be prepared to take directions from officers at the site until the wreckage is cleared form the roadway.

UPDATED: Traffic is moving once again after the wreckage was removed around 3 p.m.

Further details about this story will be in Saturday's edition of The Brazil Times.

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This intercection has a flashing red light. The speed limit is 25 or 30mph. I do not understand how someone could bang up their car so bad here.

During the Covered Bridge section, this place is nuts. I wish they had a traffic cop there then.

As for this picture, that guy had to been really traveling. Also, when wet, its slick on the north side.

-- Posted by Pearl2083 on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 2:48 PM

What was this guy thinking? It's fortunate that no kids were out playing, which is common for that intersection.

People driving through town need to use caution and follow the speed limit. It's incidents like this why I don't let my children walk any where near that area.

-- Posted by Localguy1972 on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 3:08 PM

I usually go thru that intersection several times a day. Quite often it is a big game of "Chicken" to some drivers. We badly need a stop light there. Speed limits and stop signs on Hendrix are often ignored.

I agree, during Covered Bridge it is a nightmare. Traffic backs up literally for miles in both directions. It certainly does not give a very good impression of our City.

-- Posted by BackHomeAgain on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 6:00 PM

Luckily everyone was okay and they are all released from the hospital now.

-- Posted by NorthviewGirl on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 8:07 PM

My grandma was driving the red truck in this accident and we're lucky her injuries were minimal. People need to use their head while driving. I was at the scene and I know how bad it was. What if that was your family, or even your kid? Use safety precautions.

-- Posted by lilbabyted on Fri, Aug 1, 2008, at 11:54 PM

For any of you who do not understand how this type of accident happened, I suggest that you go set at one of the corneres of this intersection and watch. It will probably only take about half an hour or less to see why these type of accidents happen here. I live on Hendrix street and can honestly tell you they need to rename it "the Brickyard 400" this is a truck route as well as a highly used road in this city. Every window in my home is BROKE because of the condition and care it recieves. It's not just the intersection that has it's troubles on this road. The city needs to step up and take responsibility for the care and upkeep. As or the intersection, put a TRAFFIC LIGHT up, it will pay for itsself in less than a week.

-- Posted by fitch30437 on Mon, Aug 4, 2008, at 12:54 PM

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