Two to hospital after van crashes into creek

SADORUS — Rescue workers helped two people involved in a vehicle accident in southwestern Champaign County Wednesday afternoon.

Champaign County sheriff's Lt. Greg Mills said a white van was headed south on County Road 300 E about 2:15 p.m. when it apparently was unable to negotiate an S curve, went straight, then airborne into a rain-swollen creek.

"It ended up partially submerged in about 3 to 4 feet of water," Mills said.

The adult man and woman in the van were able to get out; both have been taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Mills said the woman walked to a house about a quarter-mile away to summon help while the man stayed near the vehicle.

"When the deputies got here, he was up on a bank being treated. He was conscious when the deputies arrived," Mills said.

Mills said the woman was quite upset and not immediately able to provide a lot of information.

Sections (2):News, Local

Comments

News-Gazette.com embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. We reserve the right to remove any comment at our discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments