Posted Tuesday, October 30, 2012 -- 6:15 a.m.
From The Rock County Sheriff's Department:
On 10/29/12 at 6:02pm, deputies from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office along with the Janesville Fire Department and EMS were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of W CTH A and N CTH H.
Upon arrival, deputies found a 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van in a field, northwest of the intersection, approximately 25 ft off the roadway. There was also a 2000 Chevrolet Blazer in the eastbound lane to the southwest of the intersection; both vehicles had significant front-end damage. Investigation of the accident shows the Chevrolet Blazer was driven by a 17-year-old female from Janesville, heading eastbound on E CTH A and had stopped in order to turn northbound onto N CTH H. The driver allowed one vehicle to pass then began the turn, entering the westbound lane of traffic. The 1994 Chevrolet Astro Van was heading westbound on E CTH A when the Blazer turned in front of it. The two vehicles collided near the front driver sides of each vehicle. The Astro Van was sent into an approximately 180-degree spin and came to rest approximately 25 ft off the roadway. The Blazer came to rest in the eastbound lane of traffic.
The Astro Van was carrying four passengers and the driver, all from Janesville. The driver, a 32-year-old male, had to be extracted from the vehicle and was Med-Flighted to UW-Hospital in Madison. His injuries were considered non-life threatening at the time of this press release. The four passengers, which included a 7-year-old female, a 12-year-old male, a 30-year-old female and a 33-year-old male were transported by ambulance to Janesville Mercy for minor injuries that consisted of bruising from their safety belts and a small laceration to the 33-year-old male.
The 17-year-old female driver of the Blazer was not transported by ambulance but did receive medical care at St. Mary’s Hospital in Janesville. She is not believed to have any injuries from the accident.
The driver of the Blazer was cited for failure to yield right of way while making a left turn. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this accident.