Dense morning fog causes fender benders

Dense morning fog causes fender benders

There are 2 comments on the Belleville News-Democrat story from Feb 5, 2008, titled Dense morning fog causes fender benders. In it, Belleville News-Democrat reports that:

“Many of these crashes were a result of people coming up on the existing crashes, and not being able to stop, even with the crashes being protected by marked state police squad cars.”

Dense fog and low visibility caused nearly two dozen crashes that closed lanes in both directions of Interstate 270 north of Troy for several hours Monday morning.

Across the region, dozens of fender benders were reported, but no serious injuries or fatalities resulted. In one crash, a truck driver ran into a freight train about 8 a.m. on Illinois 4 just north of Interstate 55.

A total of 20 vehicles were involved in nine separate crashes over nearly a half-mile stretch of I-270, which sent 15 people to areas hospitals in Highland, Maryville and Granite City. One person was taken to St. Louis University Hospital. Read more

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chrissy

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Feb 6, 2008
If people didnt drive like idiots then we wouldnt have had this problem...im sorry i no that it was foggy but i drove from Highland to fairview and back at like eight in the morning when the fog was really bad and i had morons cutting me off and driving like 70 miles an hour on troy ofallon road passing me and everything. If people in madison county would learn how to drive then we wouldnt have as many vehicle problems.
Tee

AOL

#2 Feb 7, 2008
I can agree with you. I was stopped at an accident at route 4 and 143. I witnessed tractor trailers and cars running the light at full speed with an officer there because of the fog. They may not have been familiar with the road but why were they driving so fast. The tractor trailer was clocked by the officer at 40MPH. That was rediculous. This was at 1100AM and visibility at that time was maybe two lengths.

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