Two hurt in Edgar County crash

Two hurt in Edgar County crash

Two people were injured in a one-vehicle crash early Monday in Edgar County.

According to state police, Donald Eugene Calloway, 62, of Trenton, Fla., was driving north on Illinois 1 near Road 2800 N in Edgar County about 6:10 a.m., when his Chevrolet van left the road to the east, traveled about 150 feet in the ditch, hit an embankment for a field entrance and went airborne before coming to a stop in the ditch.

Calloway was taken to Provena United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville, as was his passenger, Justin Arthur Calloway, 18. Their conditions were unavailable.

Justin Calloway told police that Donald Calloway was focusing on a GPS device before the crash.

Both men were wearing seat belts.

Donald Calloway was ticketed for improper lane usage.

Assisting at the accident scene were the Edgar County sheriff's department, Ridge Farm police, Chrisman firefighters and Northern Edgar County EMS.

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GreenEyeAnnie wrote on August 13, 2012 at 9:08 pm

I'm the sister in law of Donald Calloway.  He is still in the hospital due to the negative care he recieved from the hospital he was sent to by ambulance.  He was released from that hospital with the diagnosis of just a fractured back and given instead of a back brace a chest brace.  Also the day after he was discharged he had to be rushed back to a hospital but this time sent to Champaign instead of Danville and they found that he was bleeding internally from a ruptured spleen that the hospital prior failed to find and treat.  He has recently had a splendectomy, which is where the spleen is removed.  The spleen is an organ that one filters the blood but also helps with the immune system to fight off diseases. My brother almost died because of the hospitals' careless care given in Danville, if not for my husband's quick thinking and a family friend to call and send him to a better hospital, Donald would not be alive today.