An Altamont teen was injured in an accident that occurred in Summit Township on Sunday.
According to a report from the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred at 4:25pm on Sunday on US Highway 40, approximately 240 feet west of the Country Club Road. The report states that a vehicle driven by 16 year old, Eve N Higgs, of Altamont was traveling westbound on US Highway 40. Higgs lost control of the vehicle and struck the concrete guardrail on the right side of the road, bounced off the guardrail, crossed the roadway, and struck the left-side concrete guardrail.
Higgs reported injuries and was taken to HSHS St Anthony’s Memorial Hospital.