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Multiple Traffic Accidents, Drivers Reminded to Observe Traffic Signals, Signs

Drivers are urged to use caution after multiple vehicle accidents that occurred last week.
Photo by: Phil Blakley / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

There have been multiple accidents over the last week, some of which resulted in injuries. The public is reminded to use caution when driving, watch for other drivers, and pay special attention to traffic signals and stop signs.

On a Thursday morning accident, October 21, 2021, there was a collision between a 2021 Southern Concrete cement truck and a 2015 black Hyundai Odyssey at the intersection of Spring Street, Ross Street, and Holly Street. The concrete truck was driven by James E. Sanders, age 43 of Lexington, who was not injured. The Odyssey was driven by Petra Vargas, age 65 of Sardis, who was treated for possible minor injuries at the scene.

The Lexington Police Department reported that the driver of the Hyundai disregarded the stop at the sign, and was cited for failure to obey a traffic control device. Only a few weeks before, an accident at the same site left one vehicle overturned. Holly Street turns into Spring Street at that intersection and has the right of way. Ross Street has a stop sign on the west side of the intersection, while Spring Street has a stop sign on the east side of the intersection.

On Saturday evening, around 8:30 p.m., October 16, 2021, traffic was halted in downtown Lexington while a two-vehicle collision was cleared at the intersection of Church Street and Broad Street. LPD reported that a 2007 white Hyundai, driven by…

For the complete story, see the October 27th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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