Accident with Injuries at the Route 45 Construction Zone


Published on September 14 2016 9:17 am
Last Updated on September 14 2016 9:19 am
Written by Matt Robinson

An accident with injuries occurred Tuesday afternoon at 2:46pm on route 45 north of Effingham.
State Police report a car driven by Ralph D. Walters, 54 of Effingham was at a stop light southbound in the construction zone located on U.S. route 45 approximately 3 miles south of Sigel. A trike motorcycle driven by David A. Schumacher, 66 of Sigel, crested the hill and saw the Walters vehicle at the stoplight. Schumacher was unable to slow down due the grass clippings and debris on the roadway and rear ended Walters.
Schumacher was transported to the Hospital by Effingham City-County Ambulance Service.  Sigel Fire Department assisted at the scene.
No citations were issued.