Iroquois County: Teens say deer cause of Watseka crash

Apr 3, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Daily Journal/Sunday Journal

Click here for map of accident site. At least one of the five teenagers involved in a Monday evening car crash north of Watseka has been released from the hospital.

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Isn't that what they all say?? Just blame it on a deer.. couldn't have had anything to do that she illegally had extra passengers in the car that were probably distracting her and I wonder if anyone checked the volume level on the radio? If I recall that area correctly, she should have either just come off of an intersection or been coming up to one, so how was she going that fast? And what does this mean... "There was no indication of impaired driving by either drugs or alcohol, Iroquois County Sheriff Derek Hagen said." Does that mean he asked them and they said no, or does it mean that their was a BAL kit run?? I'd say there are lots of unanswered questions here, the least of which is who are her parents? Some of the uppercrust of Watseka or maybe a personal friend of Hagen's???
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Yeah right wrote:
Isn't that what they all say?? Just blame it on a deer.. couldn't have had anything to do that she illegally had extra passengers in the car that were probably distracting her and I wonder if anyone checked the volume level on the radio? If I recall that area correctly, she should have either just come off of an intersection or been coming up to one, so how was she going that fast? And what does this mean... "There was no indication of impaired driving by either drugs or alcohol, Iroquois County Sheriff Derek Hagen said." Does that mean he asked them and they said no, or does it mean that their was a BAL kit run?? I'd say there are lots of unanswered questions here, the least of which is who are her parents? Some of the uppercrust of Watseka or maybe a personal friend of Hagen's???
you don't even know who was involved. If you did, you wouldn't day such stupid things.
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Joe Dirt wrote:
<quoted text> you don't even know who was involved. If you did, you wouldn't day such stupid things.
No, I don't, that's why I'm asking the questions.

The article mentions nothing of alcohol or tox screens being done and usually that's pretty standard in the case of an accident. Also, the extra people in the car were illegal and could have been causing a distraction. It is ALSO possible that the stereo was blasting and could have been yet another distraction. I was correct in saying that there was an intersection close by, so she either should have been slowed for it, or just starting to accelerate.

I know how this town works... if the parents are influential or are of the uppercrust, their precious children can do no wrong.
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Yeah right, you are so correct! Other bonuses are if you kiss the *** of law enforcement, you are never prosecuted for your crimes or even investigated. Right J, R, and M? Kingpins only behind J.
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They were ticketed. Stop watching so much TV. They don't do "tox screens" just because you're a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident
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Joe Dirt wrote:
They were ticketed. Stop watching so much TV. They don't do "tox screens" just because you're a passenger in a vehicle involved in an accident
Shows what you know doesn't it? I was in an accident on my way to work at 8:00 in the morning and they drew blood for a BAL and tox screen. They had no reason to do so, but they did. My accident wasn't in Iroquois county by the way. In Iroquois county it's not only who you know (or your parents know) but who you blow (or your parents blow).

I still think that's there's more to this story than is being told...
if anybody has any more information, please post it.
Nad

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Apr 7, 2013
 
What do you want to know?
I know the driver wasn't impaired. I don't know about the passengers. The driver said that the car went into the ditch because they swerved to miss a deer. I know that the driver is in a bit of trouble and will not be able to get a license for a while.
As for knowing and blowing people, you clearly show your intelligence is lacking.
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Apr 7, 2013
 
They checked the driver. There's no reason to test the passengers, who were all buckled into their seat belt. Stop trying to make mountains out of mole hills. The kids screwed up by having too many friends in the car, probably speeding, and not understanding the physics between a 3000lb car and a 250lb deer... No reason to swerve.
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Apr 8, 2013
 
The drivers dad is a used car salesman no one with a great deal of influence in the community but a pretty good guy that I have had many dealings with and always been treated right. So Yeah Right and it pains me to agree with any policemen but Hagen made the right call here. She may have been driving recklessly but how many of us haven't. It is a blessing they are all ok. Be thankful, not hateful!!!
Watseka area mom

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Big D wrote:
The drivers dad is a used car salesman no one with a great deal of influence in the community but a pretty good guy that I have had many dealings with and always been treated right. So Yeah Right and it pains me to agree with any policemen but Hagen made the right call here. She may have been driving recklessly but how many of us haven't. It is a blessing they are all ok. Be thankful, not hateful!!!
I am thankful they weren't hurt any worse than they were. But we all have to admit that a car, full of teens, is generally bad news waiting to happen...
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Big D wrote:
The drivers dad is a used car salesman no one with a great deal of influence in the community but a pretty good guy that I have had many dealings with and always been treated right. So Yeah Right and it pains me to agree with any policemen but Hagen made the right call here. She may have been driving recklessly but how many of us haven't. It is a blessing they are all ok. Be thankful, not hateful!!!
If she was driving recklessly, then why didn't she get a ticket for it? Why didn't she get a ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident? There should have been a LOT more tickets written that weren't. SMH at the so called "justice" in Iroquois county.
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Sounds as if you have an ax to grind. I assure you they didn't hold back on any tickets on the account of the drivers family. I personally don't think we should throw the book at kids when they make a mistake, but then again you were perfect weren't ya there Yeah right.
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IF the driver deserved a ticket, she should have gotten it. No one is perfect, but no matter the age, CRIME is CRIME. And our idiotic "law enforcement" in Iroquois County has hidden PLENTY of crime in this county...including numerous felonies. FACT.
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I really don't want to get into a debate about whether the police do their jobs correctly. But personally I am glad she didn't get a ticket, so there blowhard!!!!!
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I hope they trace your IP address and give you a ticket for running your mouth 110 in a 55!!!
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Unfortunately, facts are facts. In this case, the poster about the county law enforcement is on spot.
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I know this was months ago. And i happen to k those involved in the accident theres no need to talk so bad about them. Just thank God theyre alright. Now thankyou. U dnt hv to reply.
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I don't think the whole truth ever did come out about this and it never will. Yep, who you know and who you blow. Good old Iroquois County justice... what a f*cking joke it is.
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Aug 19, 2013
 
None of the kids Dr bills are being paid because Mr "upstanding citizen" Wilson didn't have proper insurance certificate to cover his Dumbass daughter while she was driving around in a car from his lot. He's trash
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Yeah right wrote:
Isn't that what they all say?? Just blame it on a deer.. couldn't have had anything to do that she illegally had extra passengers in the car that were probably distracting her and I wonder if anyone checked the volume level on the radio? If I recall that area correctly, she should have either just come off of an intersection or been coming up to one, so how was she going that fast? And what does this mean... "There was no indication of impaired driving by either drugs or alcohol, Iroquois County Sheriff Derek Hagen said." Does that mean he asked them and they said no, or does it mean that their was a BAL kit run?? I'd say there are lots of unanswered questions here, the least of which is who are her parents? Some of the uppercrust of Watseka or maybe a personal friend of Hagen's???
I was one of those 5 teenagers, and YES it was because of a deer.
Take your ignorance somewhere else. We could've DIED.
And for the record, NO WE WERE NOT INTOXICATED IN ANY WAY.
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