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Broadview crash closes traffic on William

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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A Hummer sat on its side blocking two lanes of traffic on William Street following a two car accident at the intersection of William and Broadview.
(Aaron Eisenhauer)
A two-vehicle crash at Broadview and William Street in Cape Girardeau temporarily closed traffic at the intersection Wednesday morning.

The intersection was back open shortly after 12 p.m. Wednesday.

Police report that one of the cars, a Hummer, overturned. Three people were involved in the accident, but have so far refused medical treatment, police said.


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Oh. A Hummer. Well I have no shame in stating that I don't feel bad for whomever was driving that.

-- Posted by Friend-O on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 12:50 PM

uGH HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU DONT FEEL BAD FROM THAT? WHAT IS IT THAT YOU CANNOT AFFORD A HUMMER? JEALOUSY? ITS IDIOTIC INSENSITIVE PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO MAKE THIS WORLD A BAD PLACE

-- Posted by CocoaDippedPrettyLips on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 1:00 PM

Friend-O

Your attitude sucks. I hate to see anyone having hardship and difficulties in their lives. You should be ashamed.

-- Posted by binker on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 1:12 PM

Friend-O,

What low self-esteem you must have.

-- Posted by yasgurfarm on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 2:19 PM

Hummer 3's are very affordable. Of course the 9 mpg really isn't.

-- Posted by just_winky on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 2:32 PM

Who are you to judge? You don't even know this person. Everyone makes mistakes, no matter who you are.

Get over it pal!

-- Posted by murphy on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 3:12 PM

I think maybe Friend-O was merely stating that the Hummer is probably the best vehicle to have an accident in because it provides some of the best safety a car can provide!

-- Posted by Samus on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 3:26 PM

Samus: Some of the best safety? As both the picture and all the hard statistics show the Hummer (and most of the other large SUVs) are very prone to rollovers.

The government crash statistics shows an H3 has a 24% chance of rollover in single car accidents. The average passenger car has a 12% chance of rollover. So the H3 is twice as likely to rollover, and since a rollover accident is more than ten times more likely to be fatal it doesn't seem all that "safe".

All the fancy traction control options, side airbags, & other safety equipment certainly help, but are not quite good enough to counter the simple physics of driving a heavy vehicle with a high center of gravity.

-- Posted by Nil on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 4:45 PM

nene4582, there is no need to yell. It doesn't matter what the person was driving--if any vehicle flips on a small commercial street with a speed limit of 30 mph, or even on 45 mph Route K, there is a serious problem. Judging that it's an H3 Hummer, which has a base retail price of $30,855 ( http://www.hummer.com/hummerjsp/home.jsp... ),even if it's suspension is damaged or if a tire blows out, the thing isn't going to flip on it's own. If somebody pulls out in front of it and the driver swerves to avoid them, than the driver needs their license revoked because they can't drive and/or chose too much vehicle to drive.

Unfortunately, Matt Sanders went ahead and published an extremely vague article with essentially no details--a common trait that this newspaper has had over the years.

-- Posted by ynot on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 4:55 PM

I would just like to know which driver was on the cell phone when this happend.

-- Posted by mogearjammer on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 5:18 PM

I'm with ya Friend-O. I equate Hummers, or any unnecessarily large vehicle, with arrogance. They're not safe, they're wasteful, and extremely dangerous to drivers with smaller cars. Why else, other than ego, would someone purchase such an unpractical vehicle?

-- Posted by runswithscissors on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 6:20 PM

The driver of the Hummer ran a red light and bounced off of the explorer. The angle was just enough to flip it. I know this for a fact as I was a witness.

-- Posted by Mosely on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 6:24 PM

ONE THING IN MY OPINION'' CAPE P.D.NEEDS TO LEARN HOW TO USE RADAR .. THE PEOPLE IN CAPE NEED TO RESPECT THE SPEED LIMIT AND QUIT DRIVING LIKE THERE IN A NASCAR RACE..DRIVE ON KINGSHIGHWAY FOR A WEEK AND YOU WOULD THINK YOUR ON A NASCAR TRACK'' YOURS TRULY ---MAD MAX1---

-- Posted by madmax1 on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 8:05 PM

Running a red light doesn't surprise me. We need red light cameras. I'm tired of waiting for 2 or 3 cars to run a red light before I can go thru my green light.

-- Posted by CeilingCatKnowsBest on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 8:16 PM

If CGPD tried to chase down more speeders everyone would complain that they were just tring to line the coffers of Cape. If we installed cameras at all the lights, everyone would repeat that statement. What needs to happen is... People start paying attention, slow down, and obey the traffic laws without the threat of being caught by the police. To all those drivers who think its okay to break the traffic laws take some personal responsibility for your actions and consider the risks your taking. If you have an appointment somewhere leave with enough time to get there. If your frustrated with traffic on William, take HWY 74 (hardly any traffic on that road). If Kingshighway is a problem, just jump on interstate 55(Cape has four or five exits now).

-- Posted by hiddenthoughts101 on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 8:34 PM

i hope the lady sells the hummer and get a civic. she has no reason to have a truck like this. i'm just glad it wasn't me on my bike she hit. i see to many females driving beg suvs in this town with no one else in them. they don't have any use for them other then to show off. i see it everyday when i'm on my motorcycle getting pushed around by some lady in a huge suv talking on a cell phone putting on make-up and drinking a fancy coffe at the same time. if they have so much money to waste why not hire a driver to take them around. i know i'm just another biker that just has to deal with it, but it's my life on the line. i wish they would outlaw cell phone while driving in this state. i'm glad that no one was hurt, but i'm glad to see the hummer on it's side i just wish it would have caught fire and burned up after they got out of it.

-- Posted by undertow666 on Wed, Jan 9, 2008, at 8:39 PM

I wonder which soccer-mom or doctor was riding by his/herself in this tank when the accident ocurred?

No jealousy - heck, I'd love to get a hummer ;-)

-- Posted by libra7 on Thu, Jan 10, 2008, at 1:01 AM

Jeez...it seems there is a lot of envy in the area.

Too bad no one will just give you a Hummer or any other "big ol' SUV" so you feel better.

*rolls eyes*

If you don't like them--don't drive one. If you're jealous---work to better yourself and quit your whining!

-- Posted by SuperBethie21 on Thu, Jan 10, 2008, at 12:42 PM

Great idea SuperBethie! Think about that when the next oversized SUV comes within inches of plowing into your car!

-- Posted by runswithscissors on Thu, Jan 10, 2008, at 1:54 PM

Last time I got a hummer, I was very happy ;-)

-- Posted by libra7 on Thu, Jan 10, 2008, at 2:53 PM

Ah...go take your own advice..

run with scissors!!!

I drive a car...I also drive a large cargo van...and I don't see what you are whining about.

It's choice--you are choosing a small car.

Get a bigger car if you feel "unsafe"...

although safety is merely perception.

-- Posted by SuperBethie21 on Thu, Jan 10, 2008, at 6:41 PM


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