Five Hurt, Two Ticketed in Pike, Scott Co IL Weekend Crashes
Five are hurt and two are ticketed in western Illinois traffic crashes over the weekend.
Two Camp Point residents and a juvenile are hurt in a two vehicle crash on Interstate 72 in Scott County, Illinois at 7:40 p.m. Saturday.
The State Police reports a minivan, driven by 36 year old Dana Schmidt of Camp Point, was westbound east of the Bluffs exit on I-72 when it was rear ended by a straight truck, driven by 43 year old John Hyde of Moscow Mills, Missouri.
The Schmidt minivan spun off the road and overturned. A juvenile passenger was ejected from the vehicle before it came to rest on its passenger side.
Schmidt, the juvenile, and a second passenger, 38 year old Michael Sisk, also of Camp Point, were taken to Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Two are hurt in a car-backhoe collision on Highway 106 South of Barry, Illinois at 2:21 p.m. Saturday.
The State Police reports 41 year old Christopher Hartsock of Payson was westbound on 106 and attempted to pass several vehicles following a backhoe.
The backhoe, driven by 58 year old Matthew Allen of Pittsfield, turned south onto 300th Street and was struck by the Hartsock car.
Hartsock and his passenger, 41 year old Sara Lewis of Kahoka, were taken to Illini Hospital in Pittsfield for treatment of minor injuries.
Hartsock was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
No one is hurt but the driver is ticketed in a truck crash at Smith and Decatur Streets in Barry at 7:50 p.m. Saturday.
The State Police reports 33 year old Tavis Hudson of Summerville, South Carolina was driving a truck tractor pulling a utility trailer eastbound on Smith Street.
The truck began rolling backwards down a hillcrest at the corner of Smith and Decatur Streets, ran off the road and overturned.
Hudson was not hurt, but he was ticketed for improper lane usage.