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One airlifted following Monday morning accident

Monday, September 29, 2008

An unidentified driver was airlifted via LifeLine to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, following an accident on United States 40 Monday morning.

At approximately 7:30 a.m., officials responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of US 40 and County Road 200 West, where a passenger car collided with a truck.

The driver of the passenger was transported via LifeLine while the driver of the truck was transported via TransCare to Union Hospital, Terre Haute.

Traffic on US 40 westbound was diverted to State Road 340 via CR 200 W, while traffic on US 40 eastbound was moved to one lane only.

Agencies responding to the accident included LifeLine, TransCare, Clay County Sheriff's Department, Brazil City Fire Department, Clay County Search and Rescue and Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department.

This story will be update when more information becomes available.


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I know it's not real dark at 7:30 a.m., but as winter comes on it will be. U.S. 40 and Waterworks Road really needs to be more well-lighted. Rainy nights are especially bad at that intersection.

-- Posted by Dagnabbit on Mon, Sep 29, 2008, at 9:20 AM

I agree with Thoughtful..there needs to be more light there!

-- Posted by Six Foot Town on Mon, Sep 29, 2008, at 9:28 AM

More light isn't going to help much; people should be driving with their headlights on, so people waiting to pull out there should see the headlights.

Regardless, it's not the best intersection because of the curve and because people drive 55-60 MPH through there instead of the posted 45 MPH. I don't know how many times I've had people cut me off because the road in front of DQ only has one lane going to 40 and people are in too big of a hurry to wait and get in the lane back by Long John Silvers.

I'd like to see heavier police presence and traffic enforcement in this area as well as other parts of town (Pinckley St, Hendrix St, and several side streets, to name a few.)

Let's pray that everyone is okay. I won't name names, but apparently the person in the car has two broken legs.

-- Posted by Civisi on Mon, Sep 29, 2008, at 11:31 AM

The county needs to put a traffic-light there, or at minimum a red flasher to slow on coming traffic. As everyone knows, there are alot of inexperienced highschool drivers in that area every morning...so for their safety, and ours, something needs to be done before anyone else gets hurt...it is a dangerous crossing.

-- Posted by ADJ on Mon, Sep 29, 2008, at 12:42 PM

If they put a red flasher that would mean to STOP. If you want a flasing light to slow vehicles down it might need to be flashing yellow.

-- Posted by BigCB20 on Mon, Sep 29, 2008, at 1:41 PM

TO ADJ,

In response to your suggestion..."The county needs to put a traffic-light there"...The County can't put a traffic light on a STATE HIGHWAY...It's a State of Indiana problem.

-- Posted by flycatcher on Mon, Sep 29, 2008, at 10:42 PM

Putting a stop light would be a STATE ISSUE. The county has no say on where a stop light goes. Geez people if you're going to complain get it right. That's all we need is another stop light!

-- Posted by MensRea2008 on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 12:23 AM

Why do poeple slow down on east Pinckley just outside of Brazil? Because those of us who travel that street have seen a police car sitting at the church on a regular basis. You never know when he/she will be sitting there so we always slow down right through there. Maybe the same thing would be helpful on US Highway 40 West.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 5:36 AM

Regardless of who does what, I hope it isn't one of you, or a member of your family...STATE, COUNTY, CITY, COMMUNITY, OR AN INDIVIDUAL...IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO DOES WHAT. It is still a dangerous crossing.

-- Posted by ADJ on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 4:08 PM

I agree, it is a dangerous intersection. Here we have another situation where folks are voicing they're opinions in the wrong places.

To get a traffic light in that location there needs to be some contact with Indiana Highway Department. They'll do a study and look at the history of traffic crashes at that location. It can be done, and needs to be done, just needs to be handled appropriately.

-- Posted by flycatcher on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 5:08 PM

I agree, it is a dangerous intersection. Here we have another situation where folks are voicing their opinions in the wrong places.

To get a traffic light in that location there needs to be some contact with Indiana Highway Department. They'll do a study and look at the history of traffic crashes at that location. It can be done, and needs to be done, just needs to be handled appropriately.

-- Posted by flycatcher on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 5:09 PM

"That's all we need is another stop light!"

Come on...is 30 seconds to a minute more out of your driving life really that bad? I would have to say I'd be willing to wait a few seconds if it meant saving one or more lives. I feel that installing yellow flashers would be a senseless waste of money. I rarely see people slow down at the Staunton flashers or those on 800 North and SR 59. If a traffic light was to be installed at 200 West and US 40, it would be a good idea to have a sensor on it so that if no cars are coming from 200 West, the lights on US 40 would stay green.

-- Posted by Larah1 on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 8:10 PM

Those of you responding with your (ALL CAPS) words crack me up. This is an issue of being a responsible and defensive driver. Not flipping out over if a light, flasher (who cares what color it should be)signs or police presences. Thanks for the giggle.

-- Posted by hoosiertwins on Tue, Sep 30, 2008, at 8:57 PM


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