A Monday morning, July 13th, accident reports released by the Illinois State Police revealed that two people suffered injuries after their vehicle crashed. Jonathon Hallberg, 49, and Christina Hallberg, 46, both of Kalamazoo, Michigan, were traveling on Interstate 57, Effingham County, Illinois, when the incident occured.
The ISP placed the time of the crash at about 11:40 a.m. near milepost 157. Jonathon was driving a 2011 beige Ford truck on the northbound lane of the interstate. The vehicle towed an RV-trailer that broke down due to mechanical issues.
The police said that the man lost control of the truck for unknown reasons, causing it to leave the right side of the roadway and strike the guardrail. The vehicle then continued on the right lane before overturning and resting. Jonathon and Christina, his passenger, sustained non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment in a hospital.
No other vehicle was involved in the occurrence, and it led to the closure of the right northbound lane of the interstate while the left remained open to traffic. The ISP said they reopened the affected roadway at about 1:30 p.m.
When a solo car crash occurs, it happens due to various reasons ranging from driver’s negligence, mechanical defects, adverse road or weather conditions, or an underlying medical condition. Drivers can mitigate the preceding by ensuring that they practice safe road behaviors, maintain the speed limit, avoid driving while impaired, and seek alternative transportation when feeling unwell.
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