A Central Illinois car crash has caused significant injuries to five people on Saturday afternoon in Schuyler County, according to the Quincy Herald Whig. The collision occurred when a 1997 Chevy SUV driven by a 61-year-old resident of Versailles was traveling westbound on Illinois 103 near Sugar Grove Road when he lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road. The vehicle then came back on the highway, crossed the center-line and struck a 2010 Hyundai head-on that was being driven by a 66-year-old man from Beardstown.
There were three passengers traveling in the Hyundai, two of which were children ages eight and four. All parties involved in the accident were taken by ambulance to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. The specific injuries sustained have not been reported.
The Illinois State Police are handling the investigation, which is ongoing. It is not been reported what caused the motorist to lose control and cross the center-line.
The following entities reportedly assisted at the scene of the accident: Schyler County Ambulance, Schuyler County Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Beardstown Ambulance, Air Evac and the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Department.