Car accidents highlight problem intersections in Gillette

(Gillette, Wyo.) Several incidents in the city yesterday demonstrate the need for drivers to be #heads up when driving around town. Not being able to stop, following too closely, and not paying attention in intersections is costly and dangerous. At 11:18 a.m. a 67 year old woman was turning in to the parking lot of Home Depot when her Dodge was struck from behind by a Chrysler driven by a 35 year old woman. The Chrysler driver attempted to brake, but could not stop in time, and ran in to the back of the Dodge as it slowed in front of her. Damages are over $1000, but there were no citations issued. 3:35 p.m. a 17 year old in a Chevy 2500 was struck by the car next to him as he was going north on Skyline Drive. A 36 year old woman in a Ford Expedition was also traveling north, in the inside lane. At the intersection of Westover and Skyline, the 17 year old attempted to make a u-turn from the outside lane, in front of the Ford. The woman hit the area of the pickup truck where the cab meets the bed. Damages are over $1000. The teenager was cited for making an unsafe turn. EMS assessed both driver's injuries but no one was taken to the hospital. 3:47 p.m. on Skyline Drive and I-90, a 27 year old woman driving a Chevy reportedly rear-ended another car driven by a 17 year old. The teenager's car in turn hit the car in front of her, driven by a 60 year old woman. All three were yielding to an emergency vehicle when this occurred. The teenager reported she had neck pain but did not want to be taken to the hospital. Her father took her home. The 27 year old was cited for not having insurance and expired registration. Damages are over $1000. 7:03 p.m. a 59 year old man was traveling south in his Chevy pickup on Garner Lake Road and stopped at the intersection with Boxelder. A truck on the left side of him proceeded in to the intersection at the same time he did. A 19 year old traveling west on Boxelder in a Nissan saw the first truck, but not the Chevy. As he entered the intersection he saw the second truck at the last minute and tried to speed up to avoid a crash, but ended up hitting the front end of the pickup with the rear of his car. No injuries were reported and no citations were issued. Damage is over $1000. #county17 #news #headsup