FATAL ACCIDENT ON MILLSERSBURG ROAD
A fatal accident occurred Monday morning on Millersburg road near Ginko Avenue. 61 year-old Maureen Timmons, of Greenville, was the passenger in a Dodge Caravan that hit ice, lost control, and rolled over. Timmons passed away at the scene according to Bond County Coroner, Alan Young.
THREE ACCIDENTS FOR THE POCAHONTAS FIRE DEPARTMENT MONDAY MORNING
Monday morning was filled with automobile accidents through-out the county and surrounding areas, due to icy road conditions. The Pocahontas Fire Department responded to three accidents. A tractor-trailer overturned on I-70 near the 36-mile marker. Pocahontas EMS transported the driver to St. Joseph's Hospital in Highland, the driver's name and condition has not been released.
Pocahontas Fire Department also responded to a single vehicle accident on Old Ripley Road Monday morning. This non-injury accident was caused by the slick roads when a motorist lost control and hit a South Western Electric Co-Op power line poll. The accident did cause lines to be down around the road. The downed power lines caused an outage for 95 customers in the Old Ripley area. While on the scene of this accident, Pocahontas Fire Department personnel witnessed another car lose control and slide into a ditch nearby. No one was hurt in this accident and the driver had the car towed from the ditch.
DECEMBER ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS IN METERO-EAST AREA
Illinois State Police District 11 Commander Captain Jerry Culp announced recently that roadside safety checks would be held in the Metro-East area of St. Claire, Madison, Monroe, Bond, and Clinton Counties, in December. Culp said, "Roadside safety checks are an effective tool to generate voluntary compliance by the motoring public. During the Holiday season, parties and get-togethers often involve alcohol. The potential to come across these checks encourages motorists to arrange for designated drivers, keep alcohol consumption within allowable limits, or not travel in a motor vehicle at all after drinking."