Woman seriously injured in intersection crash

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DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) – A woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a Decatur crash, police say.

Officers sent a press release on Friday afternoon detailing what happened Thursday at the intersection of E. Lakeshore Dr. and S. 16th St. They say it started at about 12:40 p.m. with a crash between a car driven by a 36-year-old woman and a pickup truck with a 22-year-old man behind the wheel. The collision happened as the woman tried to turn left from 16th onto Lakeshore and the truck moved eastbound on Lakeshore.

Police say a vehicle crashed into the woman’s car after it stopped in the intersection. The 36-year-old woman was hospitalized with serious injuries.

The press release says the Fatal Accident Investigation Team was working at the scene on Thursday afternoon. The intersection was closed for 3 ½ hours.

The 22-year-old pickup truck driver was released from the hospital after receiving treatment.

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