SUV crashes after driver falls asleep at wheel

GILMAN — Two Chicago residents received what police called “non-life threatening injuries” in a single vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Iroquois County.

According to a state police report, Sandra J. Lambert, 21, of Chicago, was driving a sport utility vehicle north on Interstate 57 at milepost 285 near Gilman when she fell asleep at 8:28 a.m. Tuesday.

Lambert’s vehicle drifted onto the left shoulder of the highway and hit the median cables. The vehicle then ran over the cables and overturned in the center median ditch.

While Lambert was wearing a seat belt, her passenger, Derrick L. Lambert, 23, of Chicago, was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.

Police said both of them refused treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Police ticketed Sandra Lambert for improper lane usage and Derrick Lambert for failure to wear a seat belt.

Comments

The Paxton Record embraces discussion of both community and world issues. We welcome you to contribute your ideas, opinions and comments, but we ask that you avoid personal attacks, vulgarity and hate speech. we reserve the right to remove any comment at its discretion, and we will block repeat offenders' accounts. To post comments, you must first be a registered user, and your username will appear with any comment you post. Happy posting.

Login or register to post comments