I-74 accident shuts down traffic, injures child

By WEEK Producer

November 24, 2013 Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 12:38 AM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- An 8-year-old child is injured in a multi-car accident on I-74 at the Murray Baker bridge.

East Peoria police were forced to shut down all westbound traffic shortly after noon Sunday.

They say a car with mechanical problems stopped in the westbound lane of the bridge.

Cars in the same lane began to stop, when one of them was rear-ended by another vehicle.

An 8-year-old girl was taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

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