ISP: Slip of the foot sends SUV upside down in Carmi | News
What state police say was a “footwear issue” caused an accident that left a car upside down Thursday night in Carmi.
Troopers say a blue Jeep Wrangler driven by 22-year-old Andrew Grider was traveling northbound in an alley between 5th and 6th Streets about 10:45. Grider was approaching the intersection with Oak Street, when troopers say his foot slipped off the brake pedal and onto the accelerator.
The Jeep then traveled into the eastbound lane of IL Rt. 14, striking the passenger side of a red Mercury Mountaineer, driven by Heather Stinson of Carmi. The impact spun Stinson’s SUV 180 degrees and flipped it onto its top.
Stinson was transported by the White County Ambulance Service to St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the crash. Grider wasn’t hurt.
Both drivers were wearing their seat belt at the time of the incident.
The Mercury Mountaineer was removed from the scene by Don’s Bumper to Bumper of Carmi. The Illinois State Police was assisted at the crash scene by the Carmi Police Department, White County Sheriff’s Department and Carmi Fire Department.
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