Crash sends local woman to hospital with head trauma

Police, firefighters and ambulance personnel respond to the intersection of Front and 2nd streets Friday after a pickup and passenger car collided at 1:34 p.m. The impact knocked the tire off a white 1999 Chevy Silverado and shattered the front driver’s side window of a white 2000 Dodge Neon. The only passenger in the Neon suffered head trauma and was taken by ambulance to Evanston Regional Hospital. The driver of the Neon was also transported to the hospital, where she was later issued a citation for providing officers with an expired insurance card. As for the cause of the crash, the driver of the pickup said he estimated the Neon to be traveling around 40 mph through the intersection as he was attempting to turn left onto Front Street. However, the occupants of the Neon both said they had just pulled out of the Verizon store and they were traveling straight through the intersection on their way to Walmart. Officers on scene determined the car couldn’t have been going 40 mph if it had just pulled out of the store, and issued a citation to the driver of the pickup for not yielding the right of way while making a left-hand turn. All three involved were wearing their seatbelts. (HERALD PHOTO/Bryon Glathar)

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