SALEM, IL-(Effingham Radio)- Two people were injured in a three-semi accident that occurred four miles south of Salem on Thursday.
According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred on I-57 southbound at milepost 112.5 at 12:20pm.
The report states that a semi driven by 28 year old, Yazid Abdullah-Ali Al Nobi, of Dearborn, Michigan was traveling northbound on I-57 at milepost 112.5.
At the same time, a semi driven by 49 year old, David Peter Etiang, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada was passing a semi driven by 35 year old, Joel Sanchez Moreno, of Nuevo Laredo Tamaulipas, Mexico in the southbound lanes of I-57.
The report states that a front steering tire on the Al Nobi semi blew out, causing Al Nobi to lose control and enter the center median while still traveling northbound.
Al Nobi’s semi then struck both Etiang and Moreno’s semis in trailer axles 4 and 5, removing both axles from both trailers.
Al Nobi’s semi came to a rest across both southbound lanes.
Etiang and Moreno’s semis came to a rest on the right side of I-57.
Al Nobi and a passenger in the semi, 24 year old, Mohammed Hussein Mohsen, of Detroit, Michigan, were taken to Salem Hospital by Marion County Ambulance for treatment.
Al Nobi was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.