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Accident near Belle-Clair Fairgrounds leaves at least one injured

Accident by Belleville Fairgrounds Friday morning leaves at least one injured

Police respond to two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Hardee’s at 2 South Belt East in Belleville IL, next to the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds on Friday morning. One person was injured.
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Police respond to two-vehicle accident in the parking lot of Hardee’s at 2 South Belt East in Belleville IL, next to the Belle-Clair Fairgrounds on Friday morning. One person was injured.

A two-vehicle accident next to Belle-Clair Fairgrounds and Expo Center caused South Belt East traffic to back up during the Friday morning commute.

At least one person was transported by Med-Star Ambulance just after 8 a.m. following an accident near the entrance to Hardee's at 2 South Belt East.

Belleville Police and Fire departments responded.

Police officers closed down one of the two lanes and a downed electrical wire is being investigated as a result of the accident, according to authorities.

Vehicles were being towed from the scene at about 8:45 a.m.

The cause of the accident was not immediately available.

Robyn L. Kirsch: 618-239-2690, @BND_RobynKirsch

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