Driver hurt and charged with DUI

Published 08/27 2012 10:39AM

Updated 08/27 2012 01:11PM

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A man was taken to the hospital and charged with DUI after allegedly causing an accident on I-74. It happened Sunday night about 10 pm near the I-57 interchange.

Police say 44-year old James Wright tried to exit from the passing lane while a semi-tractor truck was in the driving lane. Wright reportedly swerved to avoid the accident, over-corrected, drove into the median and hit a guardrail before traveling back into the traffic lanes where he was hit by the semi.

The driver of the semi was not hurt. No word on the extent of Wright's injuries.

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