Two hurt in collision at Bloomington Road, Mattis Avenue

Two hurt in collision at Bloomington Road, Mattis Avenue

CHAMPAIGN — Two people were injured Monday in a two-vehicle collision at Bloomington Road and Mattis Avenue just before noon.

Dale W. Wachtel, 79, of Shumway was driving a 2006 Ford Explorer north on Mattis approaching the intersection at 11:48 a.m. At the same time, Maryanne L. Adams, 80, of Champaign was driving a 2000 Lincoln Town Car south, according to police.

Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said Wachtel turned west at Bloomington Road in front of Adams. The two vehicles collided; Wachtel's rolled over.

Adams was treated for injuries at the scene and released. Dunn said Wachtel, who was conscious and alert, was taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, but the hospital had no record of him.

Wachtel was ticketed for failure to yield turning left. Shumway is a village northwest of Effingham.

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selguy wrote on December 12, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Could this be at least a local record for the sum of the ages of two drivers involved in a two car collision?

mikeyy wrote on December 12, 2011 at 10:12 pm

how does this happen, I've heard of this several times here in the past,,, someone's in a wreck, they get in an ambulance,,,, and they never show up at the hospital,,, where do they go,,, do they get out at the next corner,, are they really in the hospital and no one knows,, it states "HE WAS TAKEN TO CARLE"  they never heard of him

areader wrote on December 12, 2011 at 11:12 pm

DRIVERS NEED TO PAY ATTENTION!  How strict (or not) are driver's license bureau employees when issuing elderly drivers new licenses?  Is there any effort to maintain higher standards for elderly drivers when taking the written and/or actual driving test?  No offense to small towns(my family and I live in one), but I wonder sometimes if driver's license bureau employees just "pass" elderly drivers without realizing those older drivers have real problems concentrating and then something like this happens.  I'm just glad this accident was not more serious! 

Are you kidding wrote on December 13, 2011 at 1:12 am

Oh good grief!!! Are you that stupid?????

There are privacy laws when it comes to health care. The hospital can not just give out a patients condition. A patient is well within their right to also sign a document that must be upheld by the staff to not release any information on their condition. DUH!!!! Can't believe you don't know these things.

If the police report states that the person was taken by ambulance to Carle, then so be it. Carle DOES NOT have to confirm nor deny that they are/were being treated at their facility.

IT'S PRIVATE!!!!! AND, it's none of anyone's business.

If the patient wants to have that information given out, then that's up to them, NOT the hospital.

GET IT??????!!!!!!!!! Geeeeeesh!!!!!!!

debbie d wrote on December 13, 2011 at 3:12 am

you absolutely right!!!!!!!!!!! the law is called "HIPPA LAW". the right to privacy.

areader wrote on December 13, 2011 at 6:12 am

Lots of explanation points!  One will do! 

Are you kidding wrote on December 13, 2011 at 5:12 pm

I did not bother to use the ancronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act --HIPAA (NOT HIPPA, like hippo!!!!). I figured most would not understand.


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