A Thursday afternoon crash in South Windsor left five people injured and halted traffic on Highway 3 for roughly an hour.
The accident took place April 2 at 4 p.m. near St. Clair College on Huron Church Road. Windsor police and paramedics were on the scene of the two-vehicle accident, which shut down all lanes of the major thoroughfare in both directions.
According to witnesses, other drivers became impatient and attempted to drive around the wreck by turning into the schools campus, but this only caused further chaos.
The colleges Vice President Jeff Fairley told The Windsor Star that security was called to block attempted detours on the schools roads.
Fairley said trucks were the biggest problem because they destroy St. Clair Colleges private roads. Since the accident occurred around the time classes were letting out, faculty, staff and students leaving campus added to the traffic backup.
Other drivers became impatient and tried to drive around the wreck...but this only caused further chaos.
Officials say that the victims were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries, which were not life-threatening.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., only one lane of traffic on Highway 3 remained blocked.
Our best wishes go out to the families of the victims, and we hope they all have a speedy recovery.
Driving for Conditions in Any Season
The scene of yesterdays accident shows visibility was low and roads were slick. It may technically be spring, but winter weather conditions can still affect drivers from time to time. If you are caught in difficult driving conditions, remember to use your best judgment when it comes to speed and distance, and to drive for the conditions youre in.
In rain, sleet or snow, posted speed limits are usually too high. Operate your vehicle with extreme caution to do your best to avoid an accident.
If youre hit by a negligent driver, you may have a claim for the damage your vehicle sustained or any injuries you may have suffered. Contact Greg Monforton & Partners for a free review of your claim.