BISMARCK — A Danville man was ticketed in connection with an accident last week in Bismarck that injured himself and his passenger.
Doug M. Dawson, 45, was ticketed for failing to reduce speed and disregarding a stop sign, according to Vermilion County Circuit Court records.
Dawson, president of Dawson Logistics, a Danville company that provides supply-chain logistics for a variety of businesses, crashed a 2008 four-door BMW about 8:42 p.m. Thursday after going airborne over the railroad tracks on Holloway Street in Bismarck, according to the accident report from the Vermilion County sheriff's department.
Dawson was airlifted to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana and his passenger, Mindy R. McConkey of 203 E. Holloway St., Bismarck, was taken to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center in Danville by Bismarck Ambulance personnel, according to the report.
Dawson was driving east on 2750 North Road, known as Bismarck Road or Holloway Street in Bismarck, and drove over the railroad tracks causing his vehicle to become airborne for 151 feet, because of an excessive speed, before landing, according to the report. The vehicle continued east through the intersection with Bowman Avenue, struck a utility pole on the east side of Bowman Avenue and overturned, according to the report. McConkey was taken by Bismarck Ambulance to Presence and released, according to the accident report.
On Tuesday, a Carle official had no information available as to Dawson's condition or whether he has been released from the hospital.
Dawson's court date on the traffic charges is scheduled for Oct. 25, according to court records.