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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:
Cape Girardeau Regional Airport;
Varied levels of train service are offered by Amtrak.
Recent accidents in Paducah, Cape Girardeau, and Harrisburg include:
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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 personal injury attorney can do to help.
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Kentucky State Trooper Eric Chrisman, 23, killed in crash with tractor trailer on U.S. 62 near Grand Rivers, Kentucky
Dexter W. Derr, 58, killed in single-vehicle car crash into culvert off of U.S. 60 near Marion, Kentucky
11-year-old Sidney Erwin of Fancy Farm died Wednesday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee after an ATV accident in her family's yard. The Graves County Sheriff's Office said that Erwin had been riding the ATV earlier th
Ronald H. Parker, 58 killed in three vehicle crash, Amy J. Sturms, 31, Amy Duncan, 31 and Christopher F. Jones, 47, injured on U.S. 45 in Johnson County, Illinois
Mark Holtz, 36, killed in motorcycle crash on Orient Road near Carr Road in Franklin County, Illinois
According to Illinois State Police, 36-year-old Mark Holtz of West Frankfort was riding his motorcycle on Orient Road just south of Carr Road in Franklin County when he failed to make the curve near the intersection with Carr Road and drove into a
Richard Kiselewski, 75, Sierra Hess, 6, TJay Klamm, 19 killed in head-on collision on Illinois 148, south of the Franklin/Jefferson County line, Illinois
Becky Beckman, 63, dies from injuries sustained in accident at the intersection of Illinois 13 and Division Street in Carterville, Illinois
Becky Beckman was a passenger in a Dodge Journey that was struck by a driver, identified as Rita Hindman, 68, who allegedly ran a red light. Beckman died later that week from injuries sustained in the accident.