CLINTON COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Clinton County Sheriff’s Workplace is worried a couple of harmful intersection on a busy county street, and officers are urging warning amongst drivers amid a collection of tragic automobile crashes.
“On this county on the intersection of 700 North and 300 East, it is a distinctive intersection that poses a critical line of sight subject,” says Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputy Thomas Pelling.
Tall stalks of corn lining the sharp bend obscure oncoming site visitors. Primarily based on his measurements, Pelling says it is an accident ready to occur.
“From my research, more often than not, there’s going to be a car accident at that intersection,” he says.
Pelling is asking county commissioners for a four-way cease signal. It is considered one of many intersections alongside County Street 700 North, a preferred shortcut to Lafayette and among the metropolis’s largest employers.
Drivers deal with it extra like a freeway and use it as a makeshift detour round close by street development. Meaning much more site visitors — and the potential for crashes.
“With the variety of fatality crashes we have had this yr, I have been attempting to look forward at: The place is site visitors going to be going with this development and are there points that we will perhaps make the street a bit bit safer?” Pelling says.
One particular person died and 5 have been critically injured in two crashes on this stretch of street in lower than two months.
As News 18 previously reported, Clinton County noticed at the least 5 critical and sometimes lethal automobile crashes in that very same time span.
“Is there extra site visitors out this yr? Completely,” says Sheriff Wealthy Kelly. “Is there an expectation that there is going to be extra crashes all through the State of Indiana, Clinton County and the US itself? I’ll guess there’s.”
Kelly is including extra patrols close to the damaging intersection. However Pelling says deputies can solely accomplish that a lot.
“We will patrol locations as a lot as we probably can nevertheless it nonetheless comes all the way down to: Individuals have gotten to obey the pace restrict, obey the site visitors indicators, put the telephone down,” he says.