Carlinville Man Injured in Accident
Tue, 07 Feb 2012 09:56:54 CST
A Carlinville man was injured in a single vehicle accident Monday morning south of Shipman.
According to the Macoupin County Sheriff‘s Office, 37 year old Douglas Horton was driving a 2011 Ford Fiesta south on Shipman Cutoff Road when he failed to stop in time for the T-intersection with the Brighton-Bunker Hill Road at 6:38am The vehicle skidded across the intersection, struck an embankment and hit a utility pole.
Horton was taken by ambulance to St. Anthony‘s Hospital in Alton for treatment of incapacitating injuries.
The accident caused a power outage in the area.
Horton was issued a ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
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