A two-vehicle collision in rural Afton Township, south of DeKalb, resulted in both drivers being hospitalized on Wednesday, according to information from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office.
The incident occurred at 5:11 p.m., as reported in an official news release from the sheriff’s office.
Thankfully, both drivers sustained only non-life threatening injuries in the collision and were promptly transported by DeKalb paramedics to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb for medical care.
Emergency response teams, including DeKalb County sheriff’s deputies and DeKalb Fire Department first responders, were dispatched to the intersection of Illinois Route 23 and Perry Road to manage the crash scene involving a black 2013 BMW 535 and a Blue Kia Seltos.
The BMW was driven by a 24-year-old individual from Naperville, who was traveling east on Perry Road, while a 27-year-old from Waterman was driving the Kia Seltos south on Route 23. The vehicles met at the intersection, resulting in the collision, though specific details regarding the cause of the crash were not provided by the police.
It was confirmed by the sheriff’s office that both drivers were utilizing seatbelts at the time of the incident, which likely played a role in preventing more serious injuries.
In the aftermath, both vehicles were towed from the crash site, and an investigation into the exact circumstances of the accident is presumably underway.
We extend our wishes for a swift recovery to those involved and remind all motorists to exercise caution and adhere to traffic regulations, especially at intersections.