CREVE COEUR, IL- Centralillinoisproud.com writes that a three-vehicle collision occurred on the Shade-Lohmann Bridge in Creve Coeur, Illinois on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. The crash shut down one of the bridge’s westbound lanes.*
Police kept the lane closed in order to investigate the scene.
Traffic accidents often cause unexpected traffic delays. While motorists can typically predict times in which traffic will be heavy because of morning and evening commutes, or holidays, events such as accidents, road construction, and bad weather can lead to unanticipated traffic slowdowns. In many cases, heavy traffic is the result of multiple factors. For instance, rush hour traffic is the result of many vehicles being on the road at the same time and causing congestion. However, the chances of an accident taking place are greater in heavy traffic as well. When there are more cars on the road, and they are in close proximity to one another, there is just a higher chance of an accident taking place.
When a car accident happens, even if it is just a fender bender, this can lead to lane closures, police investigations and potentially emergency vehicles arriving on the scene. In serious crashes,the roads can be closed for far longer while crews work to clear vehicle debris and to move any disabled vehicles and while the authorities carry out investigations.
Drivers also contribute to accident-related heavy traffic by slowing down to look at the scene. However, it is important for drivers to understand thatlooking out the window at the scene of a prior crash or at a vehicle that has been pulled over can place people on the road at risk. Staring at a crash scene takes a driver’s attention away from the road making another accident likely.
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