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66% of Recent Wildwood Accidents Involved Missouri Route 109

Another bout of accidents occurred in Wildwood during the first weekend of this month. Although the accidents were without injuries, four out of the six had a common factor: Missouri Route 109.

Following are recent incidences handled by officers during Sept. 1-2:

Three people were found trespassing on a Wildwood trail on Sept. 1.

Police logs indicate all other reported activities for that weekend were accidents, all without injuries.

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YOUR TURN: Do you think there are any correlations among these accidents, other than heavy traffic and rushed drivers? These accidents did not involve deer.

DATE LOCATION Sept. 1 Missouri Route 109 at Wild Horse Creek Sept. 1 Missouri Route 109 at Missouri Route 100 Sept. 2 Centaur Road Sept. 2 Missouri Route 109 at Chestnut Bluff Sept. 2 Missouri Route 109 and Bent Ridge Sept. 2 Sun Meadow at Manchester
Jill September 10, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Were people paying attention....
Catherine Brzezinski September 10, 2012 at 03:04 PM
MO-109 is such a long route. With the recent events of adding traffic circles to help lower the accident rates - not sure any of those accidents would have been prevented. People need to learn to come to a controlled stop and look both ways. People are in such a hurry these days. With the way people drive, there is bound to be more accidents after those traffic circles go in simply because people do not know how or understand how to drive in them. I have avoided at least 2 accidents in that circle in a 2 year span when that use to be a common way for me to go everyday. Anytime I use the traffic circle I approach with caution - thinking every driver is going to hit my car. Just the other day, I was at a 4 way stop, and this person never once stopped - thought for sure they were going to hit the side of my car. The worst part, they were on their cell phone and should have been paying attention to the stop sign and driving...not chatting on the phone.
Julie Brown Patton (Editor) September 10, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Good observation about the potential influence of cell phone usage, Catherine Brzezinski; that could be a significant impact. These accidents seem to coincide with Back-To-School time, too. I've been wondering if switching back out of summer schedules for all ages of drivers has had anything to do with this.
Mary Anthonis September 10, 2012 at 06:46 PM
Teenagers on the phone...or anyone on the phone is dangerous. I drive by Lafayette in the morning and I can't tell you how many kids or their parents are on the phone. Great examples for the kids, right?

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