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3 People Critically Injured After Crash in Coal City

Four men who were cleaning up from the annual Octoberfest celebration were hit while working.

Four men were injured, three critically Saturday night while cleaning up from the local festival.

"We had the Octoberfest Celebration downtown and they were cleaning up after it and they were struck by a vehicle," Coal City Fire Protection District, Public Information Office and Firefighter/Paramedic Nick Doerfler said.

Shortly before 7:30 p.m., on Broadway and Oak Street in Coal City, a crash occurred between a vehicle and a pick-up truck that was pulling a trailer.

"When we got there, we determined that there were four patients, one was airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital," Doerfler said.

Two were taken to Morris Hospital and the fourth refused medical treatment.

Details of the crash were sketchy Saturday night, but Doerfler did say that one of the men was standing and one was driving when they were hit. It is not clear whether the driver of the second vehicle was injured.

Doerfler described the two men that were taken to Morris Hospital as critical but stable.

Doerfler was not able to confirm if the men were employees of Coal City.


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Dawn Aulet October 08, 2012 at 10:30 PM
We have updated this story. All of the families and those injured are in our thoughts. http://channahon-minooka.patch.com/articles/charges-filed-in-coal-city-crash-one-victim-remains-hospitalized
merillsmith October 08, 2012 at 11:09 PM
more then a problem...been going on forever. It sickens me to see how people point fingers. The driver chose to drink and drive-end of story...its his daily routine. he did it now he has to suffer the consequences. God Bless the injured and his family and hope he is given the strength to make it thru this. CC is known for not being able to have fun unless they have a drink in their hand. Parents teach teach their kids as soon as they can walk-oh and when they turn 21 they meet them up at babes for free drinks then leave-then pray their kids get home safe. just so pathetic. Its not a special drink anyways,the kid has already drunk with their parents before they were 18.
Carol Spalla October 08, 2012 at 11:38 PM
You hit the nail on the head. The police could be patrolling more when there are activities like this but they don't. This accident could have been completely avoided.
Michelle October 09, 2012 at 01:32 AM
STOP ALL THE GOSSIP, there are two children involved.
Carol Spalla October 09, 2012 at 12:36 PM
No gossip, the facts are the facts.

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