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Man crashes truck, then struck again

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Gazette Staff
July 14, 2009
— A Janesville man is in fair condition at an Illinois hospital after crashing his truck and being struck by a vehicle hours after leaving the scene of the accident.

Michael G. Boland, 53, was on Illinois Route 6 just after midnight Saturday morning in Peoria County when his vehicle went through a guardrail and stopped in a ditch, according to reports from the Peoria Journal Star.


When Peoria County Sheriff deputies responded, Boland was gone and could not be located until about three hours later.


A Chillicothe, Ill., man was driving when he saw Boland standing in the right lane of the road. The driver swerved and braked, but he said Boland ducked, ran to the left lane and lowered his shoulder.


The Journal Star reported that Boland told officers he was trying to flag down a vehicle because he had been in an accident. He was transported to the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center by helicopter and was listed in serious condition after the accident.


Boland was ticketed for being a pedestrian under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving too fast for conditions and leaving the scene of an accident, according to the paper.



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