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Teen hit by SUV while walking to school

Just before 8 am on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, a teen girl was hit by an SUV while walking to Centennial High School. According to police, the girl is around 14 or 15 years old, and was struck by the SUV when she ran across the middle of the street with friends without using a… Read More

Fatal pedestrian accident under investigation

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at approximately 10:17 Friday night in front of the Farm and Fleet store on North Cunningham Avenue in Urbana and later died of his injuries after being taken to Carle Foundation Hospital. The vehicle operator, 64-year-old Sumie Metz, was driving south when she suddenly struck 43-year-old Tyrone Eugene… Read More

Van careens into bystanders at Westville parade

Westville Police Chief David Booe stated that it was possible that a medical issue caused a driver to lose control of her vehicle before hitting bystanders at the Westville Labor Day parade, as reported by The News-Gazette. The vehicle has been impounded by the police for mechanical issues. Booe reported that a total of nine people—some of… Read More

7-year-old killed in pedestrian accident

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup reported that last weekend, 7-year-old Joshua Schneider of Mattoon died after being struck by a car on Thursday, April 23. According to reports, Schneider was attempting to cross the street near Lawson Park in Mattoon when he was struck by a southbound passenger vehicle. He was airlifted to Carle Foundation… Read More

Local bus strikes UI student

A young woman was recently struck and subsequently trapped under a Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) bus, according to reports from The News-Gazette. The incident happened at the corner of Kirby Avenue and First Street around 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 28. The University of Illinois student’s current condition is not known, but those at the… Read More