Marshall police report 3 minor accidents during storm Jan. 19

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Marshall police report that officers worked three traffic accidents Wednesday afternoon and evening, Jan. 19, as the snow storm increased in intensity.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the intersection of U.S. Highway 65 and College Street for a minor two vehicle accident.

A driver of a 2000 Toyota Sienna traveling northbound on U.S. 65, approaching the intersection at College Street was unable to stop on the snow-covered roadway and struck a 2005 red Chevrolet Cobalt.

At about 4:40 p.m. officers were dispatched to the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and College Street for a minor two-vehicle accident.

A City of Marshall snow plow driver clearing the streets of snow was traveling south on Lincoln Avenue and began to turn west onto College Street when the plow began to slide and struck a 1998 black Ford Escort that was stopped at the stop sign heading east on College Street.

No injuries were reported and there was minor damage to the car, police said.

At approximately 7:23 p.m. officers were dispatched to the intersection of College Street and Odell Avenue to investigate another minor two-vehicle accident.

A Miami woman was traveling east on College Street approaching the intersection with Odell Avenue when her black 2004 Dodge Durango began to lose traction and slid into the back end of a white 1997 GEO Tracker driven by a Marshall man.

No injuries reported and minor damage to both vehicles, according to police.

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  • I am amazed there were only 3 accidents. I witnessed some really dumb moves by many, many people. Just this morning a lady nearly rear ended me at a stop sign because she had been following too close. Did she learn from her mistake? Nope. She tailgated me again as soon as we proceeded through the stop sign. I turned off on another street as soon as I could to avoid an accident. I figured if she was that irresponsible, she probably didn't have insurance either.

    -- Posted by born-n-raised on Fri, Jan 21, 2011, at 8:49 AM
  • Good choice Born.

    I know I've witnessed a lot of inattention to conditions as well. Some drivers I would say do not adapt their driving habits to the conditions at all, while others are so scared that something is going to happen, that they make poor choices.

    Myself, well I do drive slower, take my time & always let the idiot go first when given the chance. I figure I'd rather be behind one than in front of one in these condtions.

    -- Posted by patron on Fri, Jan 21, 2011, at 9:16 AM
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