State Road 2 and Quince Road intersection concerning drivers after crash injures children

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- The intersection of State Road 2 and Quince Road has been the site of more than 15 crashes since 2019, with the latest on Sunday night injuring three children.

According to St. Joseph County Police, the vehicle with the children was turning left on to State Road 2 when another driver crashed into their vehicle.

The children, ranging from two to 13 years old, suffered injuries from a broken femur to a brain bleed.

Drivers in the area listed a variety of concerns about the intersection, including speeding, increased truck traffic, and a lack of turn lanes.

The Indiana Department of Transportation is aware of the intersection’s dangers and released a statement noting possible options to improve the roadway in addition to existing improvements made over recent years.

“INDOT has recognized the need for increased safety at the State Road 2 and Quince Road intersection and has implemented several improvements to the area over recent years,” said Indiana Department of Transportation Northwest Public Relations Director Cassy Bajek.  “There is also a planned resurfacing project in the area which will take place in 2023 or 2024, so we are continuing to monitor this corridor and looking to see what additional improvements could implemented at that time.”

Some of the proposed improvements include adding curbing to the sides, creating center left turn lanes, and lowering the speed limit to resemble that of an urban low-speed highway as opposed to the current rural divided highway.

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