Three people reported injured in two-vehicle accident in rural Pesotum

Three people reported injured in two-vehicle accident in rural Pesotum

PESOTUM— Three people were reported injured Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle accident in rural Pesotum.

According to a state police report, Will Davis, 48, of Roselle was driving north in the left lane of Interstate 57 at 10:05 a.m. Wednesday when he approached a truck moving at a "crawl" speed while a crew removed lane striping on the highway about a mile south of Pesotum.

The truck had an activated arrow board and a rear extended cushion.

According to police, Davis clipped the rear crash cushion of the truck and lost control of his vehicle, which slid sideways through the median.

The tires on Davis' vehicle caught the edge of the pavement on the southbound lanes, which in turn caused it to roll over several times. The vehicle then crossed both southbound lanes and came to a rest on its top in the ditch.

Davis and two passengers, Darrick Bradley, 48, of Chicago and Eric D. Johnson, 25, of Chicago, were taken by ambulance to Carle Foundation Hospital, which had no information on their conditions Wednesday night.

The driver of the truck, listed as Carlos G. Martinez of Des Plaines, was not reported injured.

Davis was ticketed for improper lane usage, failure to wear a seat belt and driving an uninsured vehicle.

Bradley and Johnson were ticketed for failure to wear a seat belt.

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bookworm24 wrote on September 12, 2012 at 8:09 pm

Isn't "rural Pesotum" kind of a misleading location in this headline?  A rural location makes me think that the accident is on a county road with local accident victims.