Man ticketed in accident that injured his daughter

Man ticketed in accident that injured his daughter

CHAMPAIGN — A Fisher man who was involved in a collision at a busy Champaign intersection Monday that left his child injured has been ticketed for running a red light.

A release from Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn said Ryan Miars, 30, of Fisher, was headed east on University Avenue about 9 a.m. when he allegedly disobeyed the traffic light at Fourth Street and hit another vehicle that was in the intersection.

The force of the collision between Miars' van and the sport utility vehicle that Briana Brown, 20, of Hazelcrest, was driving north caused the van to flip on to its roof.

When police arrived, they found Miars lying on his stomach, partially ejected from the front passenger window. He was conscious and alert. His five year-old daughter, Korrinne Miars, was on the ground near him, breathing, but not alert.

Another passenger, Kara Miars, 2, was being helped by a passerby. She was not visibly injured.

Police said passersby had taken both girls out of their car seats because they were hanging upside down. All three family members and Brown were taken to Carle Foundation Hospital.

Only Korrinne Miars remained there Thursday. She was listed in fair condition.

A third vehicle driven by Brenda Wells, 53, of Muncie, was headed west on University and stopped at the red light, It was hit by Miars' van but neither Wells nor her passenger, Dorothy Burke, 76, of Oakwood, was injured.

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