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Paducah, KY-Cape Girardeau, MO-Harrisburg, IL - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg - True Middle America, known for a small-town lifestyle, agriculture, and family values

Paducah, Kentucky, is the county seat of McCracken County, and has a population of  25,024 as of 2010. It is the  is the hub of its micropolitan area, which includes McCracken, Ballard, and Livingston counties in Kentucky, and Massac County in Illinois.

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is the seat of Cape Girardeau County, with a population of 37,941 in 2010, making it the 16th-largest city in Missouri, and the largest city in Southeast Missouri. An emerging college town, it is the home of Southeast Missouri State University.

Harrisburg, Illinois, is the seat of Saline County. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 24,913. It is located in the southern portion of Illinois known locally as "Little Egypt". 

The key roadways serving the Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg areas include:

Interstate 24 is a four-lane remote freeway that routes west to St. Louis and east to Nashville. The highway has a business loop that runs through downtown Paducah.

 US 60 is a major east-west highway that runs through the Paducah business district.

North of Sikeston, I-55 begins to traverse rolling terrain on its way to Cape Girardeau. Exit 95, Route 74 east, provides direct access to the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge into southern Illinois. The heart of the city of Cape Girardeau as well as Southeast Missouri State University can be reached by taking either Exit 96 or Exit 99.

Route 34 is a highway in southeastern Missouri. Its eastern terminus is at the Illinois state line on the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau where it overlaps Route 74. 

In its progress north from the Ohio River U.S. 45 first joins Interstate 24 as far as Vienna then heads northeast through Harrisburg and north through Fairfield, Flora, Effingham, Mattoon, Champaign, Urbana, Gilman and Kankakee.

Mass transit systems in Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg help the region's commuting population get to work safely

The Paducah Area Transit System, the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority, and Rides Mass Transit all serve the residents and visitors of this vast area. 

Air and rail travel to and from Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg include:

Barkley Regional Airport;

Cape Girardeau Regional Airport;

Harrisburg-Raleigh Airport;

Varied levels of train service are offered by Amtrak.

Recent accidents in Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg include:

Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg car accidents

Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg motorcycle accidents

Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg commercial truck accidents

Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg pedestrian accidents

Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg aircraft accidents.

Here are links to the major hospitals in Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg:

Lourdes Hospital - Paducah;

Baptist Health - Paducah;

St. Francis Medical Center - Cape Girardeau;

Southeast Hospital - Cape Girardeau;

Harrisburg Medical Center - Harrisburg.

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to learn more about grief support groups and services in Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg.

Legal information for accident victims in Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in Paducah, Cape Girardeau, or Harrisburg, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Paducah, Cape Girardeau, or Harrisburg injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg accident attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Paducah - Cape Girardeau - Harrisburg wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a good Paducah - Cape Girardeau - Harrisburg personal injury attorney can do to help.

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Most recent accident reports

One person was killed in a crash on Route 34 in Saline County on Wednesday morning. It happened 1/4 mile south of Womble Road shortly before 6 a.m.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Route 34

Police in southern Illinois' West Frankfort says a vehicle has struck and killed a 4-year-old boy.

Authorities say Logan Adams died after the accident about 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

A Murphysboro man was killed in a motorcycle versus car crash in Perry County, Illinois on Sunday.

It happened at the intersection St. Rt. 152 and St. Rt 127/13 around 11:20 a.m.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Two people are dead, and seven injured after a crash on Interstate 57 in Mississippi County, MO.

Friday, May 2, 2014
Interstate 57
Type: Car Accident

State Police say a garbage truck collided with a day-care center bus after the truck's breaks failed.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Type: Bus Accident

Authorities in southern Illinois' Jackson County say one person was killed and several others injured in a weekend crash of an off-road vehicle.

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Ava, IL
Type: Car Accident

A car pulling a trailer full of alligators crashed in Cape Girardeau but apparently the reptiles never posed a threat to anyone.

Sunday, February 23, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A teenager involved in a wreck in southeastern Illinois late Saturday night has been pronounced dead. Four others had already died in the incident.

Carbondale police arrested a man after a crash investigation on November 18.

Sunday, November 17, 2013
West Main St.