On Monday, September 15th, the Illinois State Patrol District 19 investigated a traffic collision on Interstate 64 in White County, Illinois. In the car accident report, they disclosed that 46-year-old Kenneth E. Helton of Schobonier survived the occurrence with injuries.
The preliminary investigation showed that the accident happened around 1:12 p.m. on the eastbound I-64, precisely at Milepost 128. Helton operated a 1999 Peterbilt truck-tractor semi-trailer in the right lane of the roadway.
At the same time, 24-year-old Bobby J. Green and his passenger Deshaela Rivers, 28, both of Louisville, Kentucky, traveled in a 2015 Honda on the left lane of the same roadway. The Peterbilt veered off its lane onto the right shoulder, and back onto the road, traveling across both lanes in front of the Honda.
Helton’s vehicle rolled on its passenger side and came to rest in the median. The Honda then veered left onto the median to avoid striking the semi-trailer. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries and received treatment at an area hospital.
Green and Rivers did not sustain any injury from the accident. There is no additional information at this time.
Several factors can make a driver veer off their travel lane, and of them is the loss of control of the vehicle. When the latter happens, avoid panicking, and focus on the options available to regain control of the car. Avoid braking too hard, don’t accelerate, use the emergency brake, and steer the vehicle in the opposite direction.
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