A Crete man was injured in an accident that occurred approximately 4 miles north of Effingham on Wednesday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred at 5:34pm on Wednesday on I-57 southbound at milepost 166. A vehicle driven by 82 year old, Stephen D Gurney Jr, of Crete was traveling southbound on I-57 when he came upon another southbound vehicle. The report stated that Gurney had difficulty braking and swerved to the right to avoid colliding with the other vehicle. This caused Gurney to leave the roadway and strike the brush and trees in the wood line to the right.
Gurney was taken to Carle Hospital in Urbana and was cited or improper lane usage.