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West Belleville sees two car accidents within 11 minutes

Vehicles crash on residential road in west Belleville

A head-on car crash in a west Belleville neighborhood near a Kmart store involved two cars, an SUV and a sedan.
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A head-on car crash in a west Belleville neighborhood near a Kmart store involved two cars, an SUV and a sedan.

Two car accidents in west Belleville occurred within 11 minutes of each other Monday evening, according to the Belleville Fire Department.

In one crash, an SUV and a sedan collided on Hillside Lane in neighborhood near Kmart. The extent of the drivers’ injuries was unknown as of 9:30 p.m. Monday.

The vehicles crashed head-on around 6:30 p.m., and two tow trucks came around 7:25 p.m. to take them away.

A couple of residents remarked that people often drove too fast on the road.

In another wreck around 6:30 p.m., an SUV flipped on its side after hitting a pole, according to the Belleville Fire Department.

The extent of injuries in the second accident was also unknown Monday evening.

Casey Bischel: 618-239-2655, @CaseyBischel

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