DETAILS ON ACCIDENT WITH INJURIES FROM SUNDAY, JUNE 22ND
The Bond County Sheriff's Department has released details on an injury accident reported by WGEL Monday. Cheri Elam, age 28, of Donnellson, was northbound on the Red Ball Trail Sunday afternoon, at 1:39, when she ran off the right side of the roadway. When she corrected, her 2002 Chevrolet Malibu shot across the road and hit the ditch on the West side of the road, causing it to rollover. According to the report, the car rolled over approximately four times, coming to rest on the roof. Bond County EMS transported Elam and a daughter to Greenville Regional Hospital for treatment. Elam was cited for alleged failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
CARLYLE LAKE SCENE OF INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Independence Day will be celebrated this weekend at Carlyle Lake. Activities begin Friday evening, June 27th, at Brewster Creek and West Bay Amphitheaters. Water safety sessions are planned for Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the "Dam Jam" Saturday, starting at noon, with music by six different bands, and the Fireworks Spectacular will begin at dusk Saturday evening. For more information, call 618-594-2484.
ILLINOIS STATE POLICE USING ROADSIDE SAFETY CHECKS
Illinois State Police District 11 Commander, Captain Jerry Culp said the use of Roadside Safety Checks this summer. Culp said, "The Roadside Safety Check is an effective tool to generate voluntary compliance by the motoring public." Summer activities frequently involve alcohol. The potential to come across these checks encourages motorists to arrange for designated drivers and keep their consumption of alcohol with allowable limits.
Roadside safety checks will be held in St. Clair, Madison, Monroe, Bond, and Clinton Counties during the month of July.