July 19, 2011
A Greenville, Ohio, couple died over the weekend when they ran a red light and pulled in front of a charter bus near Monroeville, Indiana, on Saturday, July 16.
The accident occurred around 10:20 p.m. when the male driver reportedly ran his SUV through a stop sign at Dawkins Road while he was traveling south on Indiana 101. The Journal Gazette reports that three witness have said that the they saw the man speeding through the stop sign and striking the Star of America charter bus broadside. The bus held two passengers at the time.
The couple, both age 77 and both wearing seatbelts, died of blunt-force trauma.
The bus ended up in a cornfield. Its two passengers suffered minor injuries.
Cpl. Jeremy Tinkel of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department told The Journal Gazette that the car’s engine burst into flames after the accident.
These traffic fatalities were the 20th and 21st that Fort Wayne and Allen County have experienced this year.
Do you think stop signs are far less effective than stop lights? Do you think stop lights are harder to see at night?