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Accident stalls traffic on U.S. 40

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A two-vehicle accident stalled traffic on United States 40 through Brazil Thursday evening.

At approximately 6:25 p.m., officials were dispatched to the accident, which involved two trucks, near the Brazil Pizza Hut, 1519 E. National Ave., and Lawson-Miller Chapel, 1702 E. National Ave.

According to Brazil City Police Department Sgt. Dennis Archer, a maroon Chevrolet truck was attempting to exit the Pizza Hut lot heading east.

At the same time, the driver of a silver truck was heading east and could not avoid colliding with the other vehicle.

Both vehicles were driven by males.

The names of the drivers were not released pending an ongoing investigation.

Archer said the driver of the maroon truck suffered a contusion on his forehead, adding he may have lost consciousness.

The man was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital via TransCare.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Archer added that possible charges could be levied against the driver of the maroon truck.

Other agencies responding to the accident included the Brazil City Fire Department.

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This is no surprise! Have you ever tried to pull out into traffic in this area? At the high rate of speed that people travel from Vandalia to Walmart is just crazy! You think you can pull out and then wow that car is coming way faster than I thought. Why why don't people slow down in this heavy traffic area?!!

-- Posted by Jolly on Fri, Apr 1, 2011, at 8:40 AM

I'd say because they're trying to pass as many as they can before the left hand lane becomes a "turn only" lane (into WalMart).

It's like that at the other end of town, as well. The strip across from Casey's convenience store is horrible trying to get out when there's traffic. It's taken me 10-20 minutes to pull onto US40, at times.

-- Posted by Emmes on Mon, Apr 4, 2011, at 7:14 PM

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