One Dead in Morning Wreck on Highway ...

One Dead in Morning Wreck on Highway 72, Highway 72 East Backed Up

There are 28 comments on the WHNT News 19 story from Aug 10, 2010, titled One Dead in Morning Wreck on Highway 72, Highway 72 East Backed Up. In it, WHNT News 19 reports that:

One person is dead this morning after a wreck on Highway 72 in eastern Limestone County.

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witness

Marion, KY

#1 Aug 10, 2010
wrek did not happen after 6am. it was 5:54. the local limestone county had no officer on scene of accident for 27 minutes. madison city did not respond at all. Trooper brian showed up 24 minutes after wreck. what is going on with local law enforcement?
Hunt Jarrell

Bainbridge, GA

#2 Aug 10, 2010
This is the last crossing intersection between Athens and Huntsville that does not have a traffic light. Two years ago there was a story in the news that this is the deadliest intersection on Hwy 72. I cross this intersection with my children daily on the way to school, as do several school buses. It is a nightmare to navigate during rush hour with two blind hills and people ducking through adjacent parking lots to avoid the intersection. Failure by the state to immediately implement a plan to remedy this situation would seem to indicate a policy that balances lives vs. expenditure. My question is:
HOW MANY MORE PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE HERE BEFORE IT BECOMES ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE TO FIX THIS INTERSECTION?
Improve

Huntsville, AL

#3 Aug 10, 2010
Uhmmm why wasn't Bush in New Orleans at the time of Katrina? What was up with that too? Cat 5 Hurricane and all...

First off, the accident happened in LIMESTONE COUNTY NOT Athens CITY or MADISON CITY/COUNTY. Plus accidents of this type on that highway requires a STATE TROOPER to respond in addition. State Trooper's are responsible for the PUBLIC STATE Highways like 72 and for investigating Accidents involving death.

Why the blame the police when Ambulance and Fire are to respond to. The police officers can just control traffic... Fire/Rescue and Ambulance provide the medical responsibilities. You didn't complain about them...

A TERRIBLE accident occurred this morning and a family and friends have lost a loved one... Let's NOT lose site of that....
Stan and Kyle

Knoxville, TN

#4 Aug 10, 2010
I go through there about twice a week. A concrete plant is located a block or so south of the intersection. Very limited sight distance. Had a Sheriff running over 100 MPH on a joy ride almost get me there. I like to cruise the "back way" because there are not many cars. Think I will find another route.
HSV

Huntsville, AL

#5 Aug 10, 2010
Improve wrote:
Uhmmm why wasn't Bush in New Orleans at the time of Katrina? What was up with that too? Cat 5 Hurricane and all...
First off, the accident happened in LIMESTONE COUNTY NOT Athens CITY or MADISON CITY/COUNTY. Plus accidents of this type on that highway requires a STATE TROOPER to respond in addition. State Trooper's are responsible for the PUBLIC STATE Highways like 72 and for investigating Accidents involving death.
Why the blame the police when Ambulance and Fire are to respond to. The police officers can just control traffic... Fire/Rescue and Ambulance provide the medical responsibilities. You didn't complain about them...
A TERRIBLE accident occurred this morning and a family and friends have lost a loved one... Let's NOT lose site of that....
Very true, not to mention the Fire fighters that are first responders are mostly volunteers out in the area and naturally would take a little longer. Troopers and POlice really have nothing to do on the medical aspect of calls..they are mainly for procedure and paperwork.
Lisa

Knoxville, TN

#6 Aug 10, 2010
witness wrote:
wrek did not happen after 6am. it was 5:54. the local limestone county had no officer on scene of accident for 27 minutes. madison city did not respond at all. Trooper brian showed up 24 minutes after wreck. what is going on with local law enforcement?
First of all, instead of "timing" everyone to see how long it took for them to get there, did you do anything else? Unless you work with situations like this you have no idea how much time it takes for responders to get to a scene. They have to get paged out first, then most of them are volunteers who have to come from their homes or work, then go get rescue vehicles. The area in question is Limestone County- not Madison City, therefore a Madison City officer would not normally respond. A county officer would have had to come from Athens. A State Trooper has a very large area they have to patrol. He could have been across the county for all we know. I ask that you don't "judge" the situation unless you are willing to do the work yourself, as a paid personnel or a volunteer. Trust me when I say that it also feels like forever when you are the one "responding". I commend them all. God bless them and the one who lost their life. My heart goes out to the family and my prayers are with them.
CityGirl

Huntsville, AL

#7 Aug 10, 2010
witness wrote:
wrek did not happen after 6am. it was 5:54. the local limestone county had no officer on scene of accident for 27 minutes. madison city did not respond at all. Trooper brian showed up 24 minutes after wreck. what is going on with local law enforcement?
First of all, my prayers go out to this family, Secondly If you think you can respond any faster why don't you becaome a State Trooper so you can beat Trooper Brian there,(Is Brian his last name or do you know him on a personal basis, seems to be angry at him???) or a Fire and Rescue. The Trooper could have been on the other side of the county that he patrols or since school just started there is more traffic and it is harder to get through traffic to get to the scene of the accident. The Fire and Rescue are normally volunteers that show up and they get there just as quick as they can. You are just on everyone this morning, looks like you need to go back home and get back in bed and get up on the other side of the bed.
Annie

Woodland Hills, CA

#8 Aug 10, 2010
This is a horrible intersection. I live in Copperfield subdivision and will detour out to County Line or through the development further down on 72 to avoid this intersection. I don't allow my child to ride the bus in the mornings because I know they have to pull across here. It is not just bad during rush hour, it is bad when the Flea Market is open as well. How much does a traffic light cost? How much does a funeral cost? How many funerals do we have to pay for because of this intersection before they put up a trafic light?
HSV

Huntsville, AL

#9 Aug 10, 2010
witness wrote:
wrek did not happen after 6am. it was 5:54. the local limestone county had no officer on scene of accident for 27 minutes. madison city did not respond at all. Trooper brian showed up 24 minutes after wreck. what is going on with local law enforcement?
Why would MAdison City respond to a wreck in the county?? And what did you have...a stopwatch?? MAybe you should volunteer in the area as a firefighter so you can make sure YOU are on the scene within 3 minutes if it happening!
Polly

Harvest, AL

#10 Aug 10, 2010
GOD BLESS
Elizabeth

United States

#11 Aug 10, 2010
To those who knew the deceased, may you find mercy peace comfort and strength in each other and your faiths. God Bless and Protect those who answer the calls to accidents!
STUCY

Birmingham, AL

#12 Aug 10, 2010
Uhmmm why wasn't Bush in New Orleans at the time of Katrina? What was up with that too? Cat 5 Hurricane and all...
Why was Obama playing golf instead of visiting Mississippi or Louisiana and offering support for the containment efforts?
OMG please....why the heck do these types want to politicize everything?
This poor individual left her/his home to go to work this morning with no idea it would be their last day on earth and all you can do is make political analogies? GET A LIFE terd munch!(and spell check)
And witness...were you standing there looking ant your watch (probably digital) at 5:54am? Did you try to help?
I sincerely hope the family of this victim can be helped. God bles them and their family!
LOL

Huntsville, AL

#13 Aug 10, 2010
STUCY wrote:
Uhmmm why wasn't Bush in New Orleans at the time of Katrina? What was up with that too? Cat 5 Hurricane and all...
Why was Obama playing golf instead of visiting Mississippi or Louisiana and offering support for the containment efforts?
OMG please....why the heck do these types want to politicize everything?
This poor individual left her/his home to go to work this morning with no idea it would be their last day on earth and all you can do is make political analogies? GET A LIFE terd munch!(and spell check)
And witness...were you standing there looking ant your watch (probably digital) at 5:54am? Did you try to help?
I sincerely hope the family of this victim can be helped. God bles them and their family!
The Bush and Obama comments were used as figure of speech- to point out that they had nothing to do with the disaster happening, nor did the State troopers in this case. OMG- get a clue!! And you tell the guy to use spell check and then you proceed to say " there looking ant your watch". Thanks for making yourself look stupid my dear.
Janie

Huntsville, AL

#15 Aug 10, 2010
witness wrote:
wrek did not happen after 6am. it was 5:54. the local limestone county had no officer on scene of accident for 27 minutes. madison city did not respond at all. Trooper brian showed up 24 minutes after wreck. what is going on with local law enforcement?
I got there around 6:20 and there was a state trooper and a fire truck. The car was in the ditch on the right side of the road.
Okay

Huntsville, AL

#16 Aug 10, 2010
Janie wrote:
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I got there around 6:20 and there was a state trooper and a fire truck. The car was in the ditch on the right side of the road.
Leave Witness alone, he had a stopwatch and was diligently timing everything. Gee. He even knows the Troopers name, how about that? He must be correct.
Starlite

Watertown, SD

#19 Aug 10, 2010
This is such a dangerous intersection. Is there a death quota that must be met before a light can be placed there?
Sundra

Huntsville, AL

#21 Aug 10, 2010
I have to cross 72 every morning and afternoon to go to work or back home. The place is bad anytime of day, but worse in the am and pm before and after work. I have lost 2 good friends because of how bad it is. Something needs to be done
hsv1

Panama City Beach, FL

#22 Aug 10, 2010
I went past this wreck at about 6:15am. There was a HEMSI ambulance there so they would have saved this persons life if possible.
New World Order

Woodland Hills, CA

#23 Aug 10, 2010
This is crazy! Bunch of child's talk!
Emannuel Goldstein

Huntsville, AL

#24 Aug 10, 2010
Wow... I thought Sharon Peters was being uber-sarcastic, until I saw someone ring in her praise! Is everyone this brainwashed by the media and blind right-wingers? I'm not even gonna make this a Dem-Rep thing.... because just like Christianity and Islam, there are scary extremists on both sides. Whatever happened to a simple, "Our prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased in the times of their loss."?

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