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Three Hospitalized Following Crash on 400 NCR in Coles County, Illinois (IL)

October 21, 2020

COLES COUNTY, IL- writes that three people suffered injuries in a crash on 400 NCR this week in Coles County.*

Two vehicles were involved in the collision, which took place in the early afternoon at the intersection with 250 ECR. A 55-year-old man from Nashville, Tennessee, was headed eastbound on 400 NCR when his vehicle collided with a truck. The driver in the truck, a 46-year-old man from Mattoon, was traveling on 250 ECR. 

According to police, the driver from Nashville did not stop at the intersection. The driver from the truck sustained injuries, and responders rushed him to the Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital. A passenger in the Nashville driver's vehicle, identified as a 26-year-old man, also from Nashville, sustained severe injuries in the collision and was airlifted to Carle Hospital. The driver from Tennessee also suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital via ambulance. Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the collision.*

Intersections, in general, present a number of dangers. Traditional cross-section intersections involve drivers traveling in multiple directions. One mistake can quickly lead to serious collisions. Studies indicate that alternative designs are able to greatly reduce the risk of a crash. 

Roundabouts, in particular, are far safer than cross-section intersections. At a roundabout, all vehicles travel in the same direction, which means that there are far fewer conflict points. Roundabouts also lead to vehicles traveling at lower speeds. A reduction in speed scan helps lower the risk of a collision as well as the severity of any crashes that do occur. Although many people find roundabouts inconvenient, the flow of traffic is better at intersections in which roundabouts are used, then it is for those controlled by stop signs or red lights.

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