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Accident on Interstate 80 injures four people

A multi-vehicle accident on Interstate 80 injured four people. According to Illinois State Police, the accident occurred near Atkinson as a box truck was traveling eastbound and a passenger car collided with it.

A semi-truck that was carrying a trailer was also driving east when he tried to avoid the accident, but swerved into the median and overturned the truck as a result. The fire department arrived at the scene and extricated two people from the car and two from the semi.

The four people were transported to the hospital to be treated and two of them have since been released. The road was closed for hours after the accident in order for crews to be certain that no hazardous material was spilled on the roadway from the tanker.

Truck accidents can cause serious injury to all involved. Our thoughts are with the victims in the crash during their recovery.