Car vs. pedestrian on interstate

Published 08/22 2013 12:10PM

Updated 08/22 2013 05:52PM

Latest: 3:53 pm
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- The driver who struck a pedestrian on I-74 has not been issued a ticket for the accident. It happened just before noon near Mahomet.

Police say Louis Long, of Green Valley, was trying to warn traffic to slow down since his vehicle was broken down and stalled on the inside shoulder. He was standing on the opposite shoulder.

A Dodge Durango, driven by Karen Meuller, of Fisher, tried to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of her when traffic slowed by swerving left. She saw and responded to the disabled vehicle by swerving back to the right and losing control.

Her vehicle left the roadway and hit Long on his left wrist with the driver's side mirror. Long suffered a slight cut but was not taken to the hospital. No word if any tickets will be issued at a later date.
Update: 12:38 pm
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Traffic is back to normal after an incident on I-74. A person who was stopped on the side of the road avoided serious injury when a car swerved to avoid an accident and came into contact with the pedestrian.

Authorities say the driver didn't see traffic slow for the disabled motorist and, when the driver swerved, the car went onto the shoulder where the pedestrian was standing. No word if any tickets were issued.

Original: 12:10 pm
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Rescue crews are heading to the scene of an accident. It happened about noon on I-74, in the eastbound lanes near Mahomet.

The accident involves a vehicle and pedestrian. Traffic is likely to be backed up for awhile.

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