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Hannibal residents speak out on dangerous road


It's a road in the Tri-States where neighbors say they see accidents on all the time.  It happened again last week off Fulton Avenue in Hannibal.  Now residents are urging motorists to slow down and stay alert because they say this stretch of road is dangerous enough.  

"Kids think they're invincible.  Some of the wrecks are very mild but you can be killed on this road.  We've called 9-1-1 several different times," said Michael Rouse who lives off of Fulton Avenue.  

Rouse said he's personally seen more than a dozen accidents right outside his house and the reason is because aren't slowing down. 

"The speed limit going through here is 30 miles per hour.  Most are doing considerably over that. They like to come through here going 40 or 45," he said. 

While City Engineer Mark Rees wants to limit accidents all over the city, he says there are many other roads that have much higher crash rates than on Fulton Avenue.  In fact, this is the first time he's heard about Fulton Avenue being a dangerous road. 

"I haven't had any complaints over unusual traffic accidents or even speeding complaints.  Nothing has been brought to the traffic committee.  Maybe it's time and maybe residents might want to think about that if they perceive a problem and would like help," Rees said.  

Rouse said more than one thousand cars drive past his house each day.  In the winter, he sees more accidents like the one on Wednesday afternoon.  

"When it gets a little bit slick, people tend to not pay any attention and they'll hit that curve a little fast and then it slopes away from them and they lose control," Rouse said.

Rouse estimates he's seen drivers go as fast as 70 miles per hour on Fulton Avenue. 

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