Driver cited for DUI in Champaign collision
CHAMPAIGN — Two men were listed in fair condition late Thursday morning at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, and one of them was ticketed for DUI and disobeying a traffic signal, after a collision Wednesday afternoon in Champaign.
A Champaign officer witnessed the accident at Prospect Avenue and Bloomington Road, when a car driven by Immanuel C. Williams, 25, of the 100 block of West Clark Street, Champaign, drove at high speed north on Prospect at 1:38 p.m.
Police say the vehicle ran a red light and collided with a car driven by James A. Leeds of Bloomington, causing one of the cars to roll over and doing extensive damage to both.
A passer-by helped the injured drivers at the scene, police said.
Williams was ticketed for driving under the influence and for disobeying a traffic signal, according to Rene Dunn, spokeswoman for Champaign police.
The collision closed northbound Prospect and westbound Bloomington Road for a time Wednesday afternoon.