51-year-old James Isbell of Washington survived a two-vehicle collision on Route 10 in Illinois’ Weldon area. The crash, which involved two semis, and left one other person dead, happened on Friday, October 9th.
The car accident report showed that the incident took place at the intersection of R-10 and Friends Creek Rd. According to the DeWitt County Coroner Randy Rice, one of the semi drivers, a 34-year-old male, died at the crash site.
The victim’s identity has not been released pending notification of the next-of-kin. The Illinois State Police said they believe that the unidentified man failed to yield to a stop sign, drove through the intersection, and hit the front of the second semi driven by Isbell.
Medics took the survivor to a hospital to treat his wounds, and the state police believe the man would make a full recovery. The affected intersection stayed close until late Friday night, and the investigation into the occurrence continues.
Under the Illinois Vehicle Code, when two vehicles are entering an intersection from two different roadways at approximately the same time, the vehicle’s driver on the left must yield the right of way to the one on the right.
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn within an intersection or into an alley, private road, or a driveway should yield the right of way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction, which is so close as to institute an immediate hazard.
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