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Auto accident in Illinois injures five students

An Illinois car crash in Streator has left five students hurt, according to pantagraph.com. The accident happened on Saturday night and two teenagers remain hospitalized.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department is handling the crash investigation. They are reporting that the car the teenagers were traveling in was on a rural road when its driver lost control and overturned several times. The crash occurred in the area of the Twin Creek Golf Course.

One of the injured, a 15-year-old Woodland student, is in critical condition in Peoria at Children’s Hospital of Illinois. Another student, also age 15 from Ancona, is hospitalized in good condition.

The driver of the car, a 16-year-old from Streater, was taken by ambulance to St. Mary’s Hospital. He has since been released. Two other 15-year-old passengers were taken to St. James Hospital in Pontiac and released a short time later.

The sheriffs department is still investigating the accident and no citations have yet been issued.

It has not been reported if an Illinois injury attorney is involved in the case yet on behalf of any of the injured minors. As far as a civil case is concerned, the injured teenage passengers have the right to make a negligence claim against the at fault driver’s insurance policy. Hopefully the teen driver had enough insurance to cover the loss.