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**UPDATE** Serious Semi Vs. SUV collision in Broughton totals SUV and leaves semi inoperable

Posted by on Friday, November 8th, 2013 @ 6:50 pm.

UPDATE 9:40PM, November 8th, 2013

BROUGHTON - An official press release has now been issued, and details of today's SUV Versus Semi crash have now been clarified.

According to Illinois State Police, the semi was driven by Kirk E. Scholes, 47,  who was traveling eastbound on Main Street in Broughton at the time of the accident. When Scholes reached the intersection of Main and Second Streets, the Ford Explorer failed to yield at the stop and entered his lane of traffic, resulting in the accident.

The Explorer was driven by Michael S. Wright, and also carried Winifred M. Wright, 45, and their 3 year old child. When the Explorer was Struck by the Peterbilt semi, the SUV overturned, ejecting the 3 year old from the vehicle.

Michael Wright and his 3 year old child were both transported from the scene by Harre Ambulance to Hamilton Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. Winifred Wright was taken by Air Evac  to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, also for non-life threatening injuries.

Mr. Wright was issued citations for Driving While License Suspended, Operation of Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Failure to Secure Child in Child Restraint System, and Failure to Yield at an Intersection.


See below for the original article



BROUGHTON-- An SUV  Verses Semi collision in Broughton this afternoon sent at least two people in the hospital, totaled the SUV, and left the Semi inoperable.


SUV that was struck by a semi in Broughton

When Disclosure arrived at the scene, the Illinois State Police were in charge of the incident. Both the semi and the SUV left the roadway following the collision. The SUV was completely destroyed, and the semi's engine compartment was smashed backward towards the cab, and also had sustained some other damages. The semi was carefully pulled out of the lawn that

it had landed in, but the SUV was still in a yard on the opposite side of the road when our reporter departed.


Semi being pulled out of yard

According to family of the driver of the SUV, the man and his daughter had been leaving their driveway and were struck by the semi on the front passengers side. The man and his daughter were apparently taken to the hospital with unknown injuries, and the daughter was later transferred to Evansville for treatment.

We have not yet been able to verify any of the details of the accident, and can only report what family told us and what we were able to find at the scene. We will be recieveing the official press release sometime in the near future, and will bring the details to you as they become available.

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