Archive for Friday, April 1, 2011

Officers responding to two-vehicle accident at Baldwin Junction

April 1, 2011


Two cars have been involved in a rollover accident at Baldwin Junction.

Emergency crews were dispatched about 11:40 a.m. Friday to the intersection of U.S. Highways 59 and 56. According to Douglas County emergency dispatchers, two people were either not injured or suffered minor injuries in the crash.


Judgesmails 7 years, 1 month ago

Will they ever make this intersection safe??

How many accidents and tragedies need to happen?

Shardwurm 7 years, 1 month ago

When the 4-lane road is finished I'm hoping it will be better.

Hope they're ok.

kseagle 7 years, 1 month ago

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mrbig 7 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for being so sympathetic to the families that will read your comment.

John Hamm 7 years, 1 month ago

The intersection is safe. It's the drivers who aren't!

Beth Bird 7 years, 1 month ago

I went through this intersection the other day coming North from Ottawa. There was a truck and trailer driving west from Baldwin towards Overbrook. They did not stop at all - never slowed down - nothing. They barreled through the intersection at 60+ miles per hour. Thank goodness that I saw them coming but I was concerned about the people south-bound towards Ottawa because they were not able to see the truck coming. It is a dangerous intersection.

Brian Hall 7 years, 1 month ago

I've seen people barrel through this intersection too since they moved it. I don't get it, it's not like the four-way stop is a new thing at that intersection, they just moved it a few feet. The thing is I don't think the new highway will stop people from just running the stop sign because the two times I've seen people not stop they've been going east-west between Baldwin and Overbrook, not between Lawrence and Ottawa.

Curtis Lange 7 years, 1 month ago

It won't be a four way stop when the new highway is finished so there won't be a stop sign to run. North/South traffic will travel on the overpass, while East/West traffic will go under the highway. Unless something extremely weird happened with an East/Westbound vehicle ramping the embankment, the traffic from each road has no chance of coming into contact with one another.

fan4kufootball 7 years, 1 month ago

It seems like since they made that intersection a four-way stop the number of accidents has declined.

KB824 7 years, 1 month ago

I drove by this accident this morning on my way from Baldwin to Lawrence. It wasn't exactly at the intersection but down Hwy 56 a few feet past the new overpass, just about where the service road is. I'm glad to hear there were only minor injuries and nothing serious.

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