This vehicle encountered serious damage in the two-car collision on Troy Road on Wednesday.EDWARDSVILLE - One was critically injured in a serious crash on Troy Road Wednesday, June 22. An occupant in one of the vehicles sustained critical injuries and was airlifted to a St. Louis-area hospital by helicopter, which landed in the parking lot at the corner of Governors Parkway and Troy Road.

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The accident caused a section of Troy Road to be closed for more than three hours. Edwardsville Fire Chief James Whiteford pointed out this is the second t-bone accident in the city this week.

The occupant of the other vehicle sustained mild injuries and was treated and released at the scene.

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The Edwardsville Fire Department reminds residents that all vehicles have blind spots caused by the posts that support a vehicle’s roof and windows.

"Always check twice when pulling into cross-traffic whether at a stop light, stop sign, or just pulling onto a road," Chief Whiteford said. "All vehicles have blind spots from the posts that support a vehicle's roof and windows, and when you look a second time it reduces the chance that something could be in your blind spot."

The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

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