March 28, 2012
Five people were taken to the hospital as the result of a crash that occurred Friday in rural Illinois. According to The Tribune-Star, the accident happened around 4:00 p.m. at the intersection of US 36 and Douglas County Road 2200 East.
The Illinois State Police Department indicated that the 38-year old driver of a pickup truck hauling a trailer lost control of his vehicle due to weather conditions and began to spin out of control as he headed west along the highway. The truck and trailer jackknifed as they crossed over the center dividing lines of the highway and into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
That vehicle hit the rear of the truck, which stopped the spin but caused the trailer to tip and smash onto the roof of the car.
The 30-year old driver of the car and her passengers, ages 4 to 60, were taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois, by ambulance and were treated for injuries ranging from minor to moderate.
Investigators stated that citations were not given to either driver in connection with the crash.
The Indiana Auto Accident Lawyers with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say that in bad weather conditions, drivers should slow down and allow other drivers in front of them more space than usual. This will increase the amount of time you will have to react if an accident occurs in front of you.
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