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Three Injured in Collision at 135th/Route 59

Three drivers in three different cars were taken to the hospital following the mid-afternoon crash.

Three people were injured Wednesday afternoon in a three-car collision at the intersection of 135th Street and Route 59.

The crash occurred shortly after 3 p.m. in what appeared to be a chain-reaction accident in which one vehicle struck a second vehicle that then went into a third vehicle, Deputy Chief Jon Stratton said.

There was one driver in each of the cars. Two were driven by women, both of whom were taken to Edward Hospital in Naperville, Stratton said. One was in good to fair condition and the other in fair condition, he said.

The third driver, a man, was taken to in fair condition, he said. 

The accident resulted in the temporary closure of 135th Street and the northbound lane of Route 59, Stratton said. It took about a half hour to clear the cars out of the intersection.

More details are not available and it's not known if any tickets were given because the did not return phone calls Wednesday afternoon.

JeffK March 15, 2012 at 07:35 AM
Let me guess, one car slammed on the brakes because of the red light camera and the cars behind couldn't stop in time. I've been sitting on 135th and almost seen this kind of thing happen on two seperate occasions. Luckly on those occasions an accident was avoided. Studies have shown these cameras increase accidents. It's a shame the village cares more about cashing checks than protecting people. The best line in this article "There was one driver in each of the cars."
jo March 15, 2012 at 12:22 PM
I am not a fan of these cameras on high speed roads. Timing between how fast the light changes, where your vehicle is and speed makes all the difference. That is one problem. The other is following distance. Too many drivers follow the car in front of them too closely. As an adult driver of many years, thankfully with no tickets or accidents (I've probably just jinxed myself), I have been reminded of things I do wrong. This awareness came as I was a passenger teaching 2 teen drivers - responsibly getting their hours in. I have been stupefied by teen drivers saying 'just have your parents sign off' (on the instruction hours). This person lost two friends in accidents, one of which she was a passenger in the car. I just wanted to get this out to EVERYONE as a reminder, we need to responsibly teach our kids to drive and we, ourselves, need reminders on proper, safe driving.
Plainfield Professor March 16, 2012 at 07:55 AM
I agree Jeff. I say we get rid of the Red light cameras as it makes driving in these intersections more dangerous. The cost of injures and lives does not justify income for the city. I want Big Brother off the streets.
Tired of Gov't March 16, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Study after study confirms that increasing the yellow time IS the best way to reduce accidents. Plainfield doesn't meet the National Standard for yellow time at their camera intersections. They do however have longer yellow times at non-camera intersections. Makes one wonder?
Steve_Watts March 17, 2012 at 02:37 AM
It's all the Illinois government and the corruption that follows

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