Local first responders and police officers responded to multiple car accidents over this past weekend.
Friday, April 21st- Fayette County
According to a press release by the Illinois State Police, at approximately 6:23pm 55 year old, Cora E. Jackson, of Vandalia was traveling on Illinois Route 140, a quarter of a mile east of Hagarstown, when she lost control of her vehicle. Jackson crossed into the eastbound lane of traffic, striking the concrete bridge barrier with the passenger side of the vehicle. Jackson was trapped in the car and was extricated by fire fighters. She was taken to the Fayette County Hospital where she was airlifted by Air Evac to Springfield Hospital. Jackson was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Saturday, April 22nd- Fayette County
According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, at approximately 8:15am 40 year old, Ferrell M. Kissiar, of Vandalia was traveling westbound on Illinois Route 140, a half mile west of County Road 600E. Kissiar slowed his vehicle due to a curve in the roadway, losing control of his vehicle. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a ditch, and overturned. The vehicle came to a rest on its side 30 yards off of the roadway in a field. Kissiar and his passenger, a 14 year old male from Vandalia, were transported to Fayette County Hospital for treatment. Kissiar is being charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
Sunday, April 23rd- Marion County
According to a press release from the Illinois State Police, at approximately 7:08am 23 year old, Christiana Moshier, of Lapeer, Michigan was traveling southbound on Interstate 57. Moshier reported to police that she thought the rear wheel of the vehicle had come off causing her to swerve onto the right shoulder. Moshier over-corrected, skidding across both lanes and leaving two deep gouges in the roadway. As the vehicle crossed the left and headed towards the median, it barrel rolled two to three times. The vehicle came to a rest upright in the median. Moshier and her passengers, Jeffery Mille, 28, of Memphis, Tennessee and a 6 month old from Memphis. All vehicle occupants were taken to Salem Township Hospital for treatment.