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Husband injured, wife speaks out about road safety

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Angie Maxfield says June 30 was a day that changed her life forever after her husband was critically injured in an accident in Gibson County. 

That day her husband of 26 years, 51-year-old Robert Maxfield, was driving his pickup truck north on County Road 550 East heading towards 64 in Gibson County. 

Officials say Robert missed a stopped sign at the intersection causing a collision with a semi-truck. 

Angie says he'd never driven that road before.

Because of his injuries he's now at a local hospital in a coma and Angie says doctors are telling her he may never wake up. 

After it happened Angie says she went to the intersection and feels like the stop sign isn't clearly visible to someone not familiar with the road. 

She hopes something can be done to change that, like adding another sign, to prevent another accident.

"This is the worst feeling I've ever felt in my life, just wondering what's going to happen, I want it to be visible," says Angie. "I don't want anyone else hurt there. I'm worried that one day a school bus will come through there and somebody will come through there and not know there's a stop there and another accident will happen and innocent children or any innocent person will get hurt. I don't want to lose my husband and I don't want another family to lose a family member."

The Gibson County Sheriff's Office says they haven't had many reports of accidents there and haven't determined whether the stop sign is visible. 

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