One Killed in Crash on Julien Dubuque Bridge in East Dubuque, Illinois

EAST DUBUQUE, IL- writes that a person was killed in a crash that took place on the Julien Dubuque Bridge early in the morning on November 28, 2018.

According to police reports that collision took place at about 1:13 a.m. after the vehicle the victim was traveling in broke down. The man driving the vehicle, Nathan Scott, 37, was heading eastbound when the vehicle stopped working. Scott and a passenger in the vehicle attempted to get the disabled vehicle over the bridge and were hit by another eastbound vehicle.

The driver of the other vehicle, Whitaker Ingels, 25, of Dyersville and a passenger in his vehicle, Sara Wells, 27, of Dubuque, both suffered injuries and were transported to the Mercy Hospital.

The passenger who was in Scott’s vehicle was declared dead at the scene of the accident. Scott was injured and was brought to the Mid West Medical Center for treatment.

The name of the personkilled has not yet been released.

The bridge’s westbound lanes reopened by around 8:45 in the morningand the whole bridge was opened by 9:25 a.m.

Scott received a citation for Driving With a Revoked License.

When a vehicle becomes disabled on the road, it is often safer to remain inside of the vehicle than it is to exit on a busy highway or road. In many cases, the best course of action is to call for help from the authorities and remain in the vehicle with a fastened seatbelt in case any other vehicles hit the disabled vehicle.

There are times when this might not be a possibility, for instance when a vehicle catches fire. In these situations, vehicle occupants should exit on the side farthest from traffic and stay away from the vehicle and from traffic.

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