IRA TWP.- An 85-year-old
St. Clair County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Green said the woman, whose name police are not releasing, was westbound and in an oncoming lane when she struck two vehicles and ran a third off the road.
At least three accidents occurred: west of
The first accident happened at about 6:30 a.m. and broke the side mirrors off both vehicles involved. One of the mirrors shattered the
St. Clair County Sheriff Sgt. Jerry Bassett said the woman continued westbound on
"He said all of a sudden he realized (the oncoming car) was over a lot into his lane, so he swerved really hard and went into the ditch," he said.
The woman continued westbound after the near miss, hitting another vehicle head on about a mile west of the first accident.
The head-on collision happened about a quarter mile west of
The 85-year-old was taken by ambulance to
Although the two women at first appeared to be seriously injured, Bassett said they were upgraded upon their arrival at the hospitals.
Deputies told Bassett that hospital officials planned to transfer the 85-year-old for further care to
The other victim was expected to be released Sunday.
No further details were available about their condition.