Danville woman and child injured in SUV rollover

Danville woman and child injured in SUV rollover

MAHOMET - A Danville woman and a child were injured in a single-vehicle accident in northwestern Champaign County Wednesday night.

A report from the Illinois State Police at Pesotum said Shirrel J. Pate, 71, was driving a GMC Envoy south on Illinois 47 near County Road 2800 N, about five miles north of Mahomet, when she hit a slick spot on the road.

The sport utility vehicle rolled over, ending up in a ditch.

Pate and an 8-year-old child from Macomb who was with her were both taken to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana following the 8:46 p.m. accident.  Both were wearing seat belts.

They were treated and released.

Pate was given a ticket for driving too fast for conditions.


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gftst wrote on December 26, 2013 at 10:12 am

Wow chill out some...the slick conditions came out of no where last night. Most of the precip wasnt even showing up on radar...this could have happened to anyone in any kind of vehicle.

Sid Saltfork wrote on December 26, 2013 at 11:12 am

Fortunately, someone did stop instead of driving by.  Both victims of the accident are alright also.  Rt. 47 north of Mahomet is not flat land.  It has some curves, and dips before it flattens out again.  Black ice on a curve will get the best of drivers.  It was an accident.  Accidents happen for all sorts of reasons. 

alabaster jones 71 wrote on December 26, 2013 at 3:12 pm
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An unavoidable accident that the police, of course, ticketed her for anyway.  Hey, when the state is broke, no need to feel shame about shaking down old ladies for a couple hundred bucks, you know?

LocalTownie wrote on December 27, 2013 at 9:12 am

Danvillain - I'd venture to guess you have made a driving error now and then before. Everyone has, none of us are perfect. Saying a 71 year old lady lacks driving experience and common sense is a little harsh don't you think? We don't know every detail of this accident although it sounds like black ice was the culprit, always a difficult hazard to encounter while driving at night. We should just be glad the lady and the child are ok, a rough end to their holiday but also a blessing.