On Friday, at 4:15 p.m., an accident on I-55 south of Livingston, Illinois resulted in four people being sent to hospitals with serious injuries.
According to a police report, at 4:15 p.m. Dawn M. Morrisey, 42, of West Dundee, Ill., allegedly swerved left while driving north on I-55 to avoid a collision with a car in front of her, went into the median and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle sideswiped one car and rear-ended another.
Three children passengers in Morrisey’s car, ages 13 to 16, were ejected from the vehicle and seriously injured. A helicopter took them to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. The driver of the rear-ended car had serious injuries and a 12-year-old passenger had minor injuries. Both were transported to Staunton Community Hospital.
Morrisey was ticketed with failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash and failure to secure child in child restraint device.