A three-vehicle collision took place just outside Belleville City Hall on March 21, as people were gathering for the city council meeting.
At right, Fire Fighter Brian Blackburn, who is also a City Council member, stepped out into the street in his civilian clothes to help direct northbound traffic on Main Street into the city parking lot since the street was full of debris. Traffic then was waved back southbound on Main. Police Chief Gene Taylor also was on his way to the council meeting in civilian clothes and joined Blackburn in the street to assist the drivers and traffic control. Blackburn said he believes there was a knee injury, but otherwise no serious injuries.