There were multiple accidents with injuries over the Labor Day weekend.
A 16-year-old Altamont resident was airlifted to Carle Hospital Sunday after a single vehicle accident. Chase Ward was traveling westbound on Route 40 in the Jackson Township when he struck the culvert in a driveway, sending his vehicle airborne. His vehicle struck a tree and became hung up in the tree. Prior to being airlifted to the hospital, the Altamont Fire Department was called on to extricate Ward from the vehicle. He was charged with improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
72-year-old Allen Wolff was transported to the hospital after an accident Sunday evening. Wolff was traveling westbound on 300th Avenue in the West Township when he collided with a vehicle driven by 17-year-old Shelby Phillips of Effingham. Phillips was charged for failing to yield at the intersection, causing the accident.
Two Shelbyville residents were injured in a single vehicle accident Sunday involving an ATV. The accident occurred at 6:23pm at the intersection of 300th Street and 1500th Avenue in the Moccasin Township. 39-year-old Heath Young was driving southbound on 300th Street when the vehicle entered the gravel to the left of the road. Young attempted to correct, flipping the ATV on the driver side in the process. The ATV skidded for 65 feet before coming to a stop. Young and a passenger, 22-year-old Tyler Quick, were transported to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital with injuries. Young was ticketed for driving under the influence and for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
A Stewardson man was injured in an accident Friday afternoon. The accident occurred at 2:38pm at the intersection of 825th Avenue and 675th Street in the Jackson Township. 31-year-old Craig Smith of Kell, Illinois and Christopher Glass of Stewardson both entered the intersection at the same time, colliding. Smith’s vehicle rolled over onto its top, but he had no reported injuries. Glass was brought to St. Anthony’s for treatment of non-incapacitating injuries. Both drivers stated that they did not see each other due to standing corn. There were no tickets issued.