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Two hurt in Route K accident

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Two women were injured Tuesday in an accident on Route K near the Hillcrest subdivision in Cape Girardeau. Gordonville firefighters spent about 20 minutes extricating one of the injured, Martha Craft of Whitewater, whose 1996 Chevrolet truck was struck head-on by Georgia James, 75, of Cape Girardeau, who was traveling east on Route K when she crossed the center line just before 3:30 p.m. Craft, 42, sustained serious injuries, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, and appeared to have bruising and scrapes on her legs and was wearing a neck brace as she was placed in the ambulance. James' Buick Enclave suffered major front-end damage. Both women were transported by Cape County Private Ambulance to an area hospital. The Cape Girardeau Fire Department also responded to the scene to assist Gordonville firefighters. Traffic was stopped on Route K for nearly an hour while emergency personnel cleared the scene.

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They need to lower the speed limit in this area.

-- Posted by MOM-3 on Tue, May 25, 2010, at 9:18 PM

Speed limit? She crossed the center line.

-- Posted by 2500 on Tue, May 25, 2010, at 10:35 PM

My god it's probably the straightest, widest 2 lane roads in the southeast Missouri area.

-- Posted by Red Devil on Tue, May 25, 2010, at 10:46 PM

one of the straightest, widest....

-- Posted by Red Devil on Tue, May 25, 2010, at 10:49 PM


-- Posted by c'monnowppl on Wed, May 26, 2010, at 2:14 AM

Ms. James shouldn't be trying to text and drive while changing CD's and plugging in the new GPS coordinates. ;)

-- Posted by EvlMcgyver on Wed, May 26, 2010, at 10:26 AM

Hope everyone recovers fully. Lowering the speed limit on Hwy. K won't do anything to improve the safety because half the people driving on it are already drivimg 45 or less due to lack of attention. Make people pay attention and you will lower the frequency of wrecks.

-- Posted by mynameismud on Wed, May 26, 2010, at 10:55 AM

This one was because of someone crossing the line. I was sitting at a complete stop in this spot last week and was hit from behind by someone not watching. They didn't even hit the breaks. Two weeks before a truck took the shoulder to miss a car waiting to turn into that subdivision. It's not just one accident, there are to many accidents and near misses in this area. If the speedlimit was lower, it might give the drivers a few extra seconds to see the car in front of them. I was lucky. My and my two sons were in the car, we are sore. We could have easily ended up dead.

-- Posted by MOM-3 on Wed, May 26, 2010, at 4:52 PM

Let's just make the speed limit 25 mph county wide.

-- Posted by grandma73 on Thu, May 27, 2010, at 6:16 PM

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