Four hospitalized after Champaign car accident
On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.of
A Champaign car crash sent four people to local hospitals on May 16. All were suffering from non-life threatening injuries after the accident. The car crash occurred at about 10:30 a.m., and passengers from each vehicle were transported to the hospital.
Police believe a Toyota headed north attempted to turn on to another road when the accident occurred. As it was trying to turn, an eastbound Chevrolet Tahoe struck the Toyota. Witnesses at the scene stated the Toyota began to pull out from the stop sign prematurely, which placed it into the path of the Tahoe. The Toyota was struck broadside on the driver’s side of the vehicle. Four people were transported to the hospital, two from each vehicle.
Police are presumably still investigating this accident. The conditions of everyone who went to the hospital are unknown, although no one appeared to be in imminent danger of losing their life. Nevertheless, the precise nature of the injuries suffered was not detailed.
Paying attention on Champaign roadways is understandably critical to avoiding a car crash. While some accidents cannot be avoided, many times if someone had taken just a second to look both ways or obey all the traffic laws, it could have prevented such an occurrence as this. All parties will likely need a copy of the accident report for insurance purposes as well as to see if they later wish to take civil action against any party deemed negligent in a manner that caused the frightening crash.
Source: News-Gazette.com, “Four taken to hospital in Champaign crash,” Mary Schenk, May 16, 2012