Three Injured in Sunday Crash in City; Man Injured in Separate Scooter Accident

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Published on July 26 2012 3:56 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Three people were injured in a crash in Effingham Sunday evening.  City police reported the crash today.

The crash occurred at 6pm at the intersection of Fayette Avenue and Outer Belt West.  A vehicle driven by 16-year-old Cody Heuerman of Effingham struck a vehicle driven by 15-year-old Alec Niebrugge of Effingham.  Niebrugge's vehicle then jumped the curb and struck and damaged an IDOT crosswalk control post.

Niebrugge and two passengers in his vehicle, 40-year-old Joyce McDonald and eight-year-old Isaac McDonald, both of Effingham, were injured and were taken by ambulance to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham. 

Heuerman was cited for failure to yield.

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An Effingham man was injured in a scooter accident Sunday morning.

City police say a scooter operated by 58-year-old Emmett Shelley slid out from under him while he was making a turn.  Shelley was taken by ambulance to St. Anthony's for treatment.

No tickets were issued.