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Rubbernecker Takes out Speed Camera

speed camera accidentA local woman was elevated to folk hero status after hitting the speed camera that was stationed at the Hamilton Blvd exit on I29 southbound. An investigation of the accident found that she was distracted by the rising waters of the river.

It is tough for drivers to not notice the Mighty Mo’ and the Big Sioux as they leave their banks near I29 but it is important that drivers stay focused.

“At least it was the speed camera and not an officer that was hit,” said Chief Doug Young speaking of the crash.

With the heavy construction on I29 and now the flood, the focus of drivers needs to be on driving. There has been an increase of accidents in construction areas.With tighter roads and uneven surfaces, the safety of construction workers and other motorists is dependent on undistracted driving.


The woman driving the car that hit the camera was cited and damage estimates are around $120,000.

 

 

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