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Two People Seriously Injured In A Motorcycle Accident Near Shoal Creek Trail

Thu, 12 May 2011 13:39:47 CDT
(Hillsboro)--Two people were seriously injured in a motorcycle accident Sunday evening near Shoal Creek Trail. According to information released Thursday by the Illinois State Police, a vehicle driven by 21 year old Jacob Perry of Hillsboro was northbound on Route 127, near Shoal Creek Trail. A motorcycle driven by 27 yaer old Matthew Coulter of Sorento was traveling southbound.

Reportedly Perry was attempting to make a turn onto Shoal Creek Trail when he failed to yield at struck Coulter's motorcycle. Matthew Coulter, and passenger 27 year old Sarah Coulter, also of Sorento, were ejected from the motorcyle.

Another vehicle, driven by 39 year old Ronda Sipes of Taylor Springs, was traveling southbound on Route 127 when she struck the motorcycle that was laying on the roadway.

Matthew Coulter, and Sarah Coulter were taken to St. John's Hospital in Springfield for treatment of serious injuries. Jacob Perry was cited with failure to yield while turning left. Ronda Sipes was cited with operating an uninsured motor vehicle.


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