Archive for Friday, February 12, 2010

Three injured in accident at Baldwin Junction

Emergency responders were working a two-car injury accident at the Baldwin Junction at around 9:10 a.m. Friday. There was one person in the white car and an unknown number in the red car to the right. It appeared that both cars had been north bound on U.S. Highway 59. Law enforcement was directing traffic around the accident scene and no major delays were occurring. More details as they become available.

Emergency responders were working a two-car injury accident at the Baldwin Junction at around 9:10 a.m. Friday. There was one person in the white car and an unknown number in the red car to the right. It appeared that both cars had been north bound on U.S. Highway 59. Law enforcement was directing traffic around the accident scene and no major delays were occurring. More details as they become available.

February 12, 2010, 9:34 a.m.

Updated: February 12, 2010, 3:19 p.m.

— Three people were injured in a Friday morning accident at the junction of U.S. Highways 56 and 59.

They suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken by ambulance to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, according to Sgt. Steve Lewis, spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff’s office, which worked the accident.

Albert Aldridge, 65, Pomona, was driving a 2010 Toyota Camry northbound on U.S. 59 and stopped at the four-way stop sign. Marcia Funk, 56, Williamsburg, was also northbound on U.S. 59 in a 2002 Buick Century, failed to stop at the sign and slammed into the back of Aldridge’s car, said Lewis. Aldridge’s 66-year-old wife Joyce was also injured and was being held for observation at LMH. The two drivers were treated and released, according to a LMH spokesperson.

Funk was cited for failing to stop at a stop sign.

Comments

sawman 4 years, 2 months ago

Stop sign or not, you don't plow into the car in front of you!! What was Funk doing instead of driving her vehicle? She wasn't in the Toyota, she can't blame it on the accelerator pedal.

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TheOnlyGreyghost 4 years, 2 months ago

Agreed! Did not notice the rumble strips? The prominent "stop ahead" signs? The stop signs themselves, or the stopped vehicle? I'd LOVE Ms Funk to post here and tell us what else was going on that was so much more compelling than paying attention to her driving!

To hit hard enough to do that kind of damage and cause injuries, she must've been traveling at a good clip. Even if her eyes were firmly planted on (choose your distraction--cell phone, burrito, radio dial, map, cigarettes, Oprah zine) something other than the road, what did she think those rumble strips were for? Just to make the ride more interesting?

Glad no one was hurt worse than they were. It could've been very bad. If, instead of a car stopped ahead of her, there had instead been someone traveling east-west through the intersection, she would've T-boned them and possibly killed someone.

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greyghost 4 years, 2 months ago

She was having a heart attack at that time.

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