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2 injured in Illinois car accident caused by vehicle crossing the center line

An Illinois motor vehicle collision that occurred in the central eastern part of the state has resulted in injuries and the hospitalization of two motorists, according to commercial-news.com. The collision took place last Wednesday in the area of Illinois Route 1 and Country Rd. 550, just North of a little town called Olivet.

The incident occurred around 8:38 PM as the two drivers were headed in opposite directions on Illinois Route 1. The driver of a Ford station wagon traveling northbound crossed the centerline and struck a southbound Dodge.

Both drivers had to be extricated from their respective vehicles, and both were wearing seatbelts.

The crash investigation was handled by the Illinois state police. The driver of the station wagon was cited for improper lane usage, and surprisingly the driver of the Dodge vehicle (that was not at fault in the accident) was ticketed for driving under the influence. As you would guess, it is usually the DUI driver that crosses the centerline and causes the accident.

Both motorists were taken by Georgetown ambulance to the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, and both remained hospitalized as of last Thursday.

It not been reported if an Illinois injury attorney is involved in the case or if a civil lawsuit has been filed.