Momentary Distraction Leads to Rear End Crash

Momentary Distraction Leads to Rear End Crash

Wednesday evening Whiteside County Deputies responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of U.S. Route 30 and Illinois Route 78.

Upon further investigation, a vehicle being driven by 22 year old Austin Brands of Morrison was traveling eastbound on US Rt. 30 when he was distracted from inside the vehicle and struck the rear end of another vehicle.

This vehicle was driven by 21 year old Michael Dixon of Fulton as Dixon was attempting to make a left hand turn onto IL Rt. 78. Both drivers were examined by EMT’s and released.

Austin Brands was cited for Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and was released with a future court date.