Wreck in 'dangerous intersection' sends 3 to the hospital

By WEEK Producer

July 14, 2012 Updated Oct 26, 2013 at 1:03 AM CDT

PEORIA COUNTY, Ill. -- Three Heart of Illinois women are hospitalized following a three car accident at what police say is a dangerous intersection in Limestone Township.

Illinois state Police say, shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, 49-year-old Pamela Clark of Moline was driving a black minivan south on Farmington road, when she attempted to turn left onto Kickapoo Creek Road.

Police say the van was T-boned by an oncoming vehicle, a gold Ford Taurus driven by 76-year-old Shirley Knutt of Hanna City.

That initial collision pushed the van into a third car, stopped at a stop sign on Kickapoo Creek, driven by 57-year-old Karen Petty of Bartonville.

All three women were taken to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Clark, the driver of the van, was ticketed for 'failure to yield when turning left.'

Authorities say wrecks like this one are common at that intersection. They advise drivers to take caution.

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