Two hurt in crash at Prospect and Bloomington

Two hurt in crash at Prospect and Bloomington

CHAMPAIGN — Two people were reported injured in a two-car accident Wednesday afternoon in Champaign.

A Champaign police officer was patrolling the area of Prospect Avenue and Bloomington Road when he saw a car traveling north on Prospect Avenue disregarding a red traffic light at Bloomington Road, crashing into an eastbound car at 1:38 p.m. Wednesday.

One of the cars rolled over, and both cars were extensively damaged, according to Champaign police spokeswoman Rene Dunn.

Both drivers were taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana for treatment of injuries. Police had no information on Wednesday afternoon about the identity of the drivers or their conditions.

Neither vehicle had any passengers.

Traffic on Prospect Avenue was disrupted while the accident scene was being cleared.

No tickets had been issued in connection with the accident as of Wednesday afternoon.

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areader wrote on September 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Just curious why the driver who ran the red light did not get a ticket or am I missing something here?

Tim Mitchell wrote on September 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

With both people at the hospital, no tickets have yet been issued, according to police. It doesn't mean that a ticket might not be issued later.

ROB McCOLLEY wrote on September 20, 2012 at 3:09 am
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Maybe the first driver had just suffered a heart attack, or received a super interesting text message.

Joe American wrote on September 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm
tazzer1984 wrote on September 20, 2012 at 2:09 am

Just curious as to why no names were released?  Is this at the request of the passengers?

I know that in a death situation they <police> wait until the next of kin have been notified.


However, the article doesn't say anything about serious injuries. Just wondering. 


AerieDweller wrote on September 20, 2012 at 9:09 am

Did you read the same article that's listed above?  The names of the drivers were not known at the time of the crash -- probably the same reason why the one driver wasn't issued a citation for running the red light.  The reporter can't get the drivers' names until the police release them, and the police didn't know for sure while the reporter was there.

Orbiter wrote on September 20, 2012 at 10:09 am

Yes, I find it reassuring that the priority in an accident is to get the injured to a hospital, rather than to undertake an inventory of names, addresses, violations, etc.  The public can wait 24hr (or a week) for the details. Meanwhile, save lives.