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Posted Monday, July 13, 2009, at 2:41 PM

Other than any intersection on North Main Street, what intersection do you consider the most dangerous in Shelbyville? Why?

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Madison Street and Bethany Lane

-- Posted by RGeneW on Mon, Jul 13, 2009, at 4:05 PM

Depot St. and 82 bypass is a decapitation waiting to happen. Each time that I've been there when an 18 wheeler has turned onto Depot from the bypass, the rear of the trailer has intruded well into the left turn lane on Depot. It's just a matter of time.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Mon, Jul 13, 2009, at 4:25 PM

I was once told by an insurance adjuster that the most dangerous intersection in a multi-county area is Madison Street at Evans Street. I've shot photos of serious wrecks there, have been in a minor accident there myself, and have witnessed someone actually being knocked unconscious there.

-- Posted by David Melson on Mon, Jul 13, 2009, at 6:35 PM

ANY intersection on Fairfield Pike within the city limits. People use this route hundreds of times each day to avoid the traffic on North Main. Very few obey the posted speed limits for Fairfield Pike and tragedies have resulted. I predict there will be many more.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Tue, Jul 14, 2009, at 1:53 AM

Well Im cheating...I have 2 different intersections that are really bad. Lane Parkway where West Lane and Regent Drive meet. Have you ever tried crossing that intersection when factories are getting off of work in the West Lane area? And the other is Depot Street, Bethany Lane and Coney Island Road intersection. I have driven in that area on a daily bases for 20+ years and seen entirely too many wrecks there.

-- Posted by AmericanWoman on Tue, Jul 14, 2009, at 7:27 AM

I know that this is not a city intersection ON North Main Street, but it is a dangerous intersection located OFF North Main Street on private property. The location I'm speaking of is the first intersection coming into the Walmart parking lot where the semi-trucks park. These trucks often block the eastern view (direction of the Walmart building) of drivers coming from the southern part of the lot who are traveling north at the stop sign. There is a sign stating "No Truck Parking" in this area, but it is ignored and I'm amazed that there has not been a serious accident there. When you are traveling south to north, because of the semi-trucks blocking the view and creating a blind spot, it becomes extremely hard at times to see on-coming vehicles coming from the direction of the Walmart building. Add to that, the speed of some drivers in that parking lot does makes this blind view all the more dangerous.

-- Posted by volunteerorange on Tue, Jul 14, 2009, at 4:06 PM

Any intersection where a Somali is coming your way.

-- Posted by Chef Boy R.D. on Wed, Jul 15, 2009, at 9:31 AM

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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette. He passed away November 15, 2014, at age 81.
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