Incident in Jasper County Sends Two to the Hospital


Published on July 15 2017 6:00 pm
Last Updated on July 17 2017 10:25 am
Written by Matt Robinson

At 9:50 Saturday morning a van driven by Scott A. Hamilton, 37 of Robinson, was northbound on IL 49 and was travelling in front of a motorcycle operated by John D. Boatright, 51 of Sandoval, just north of Jasper County Road 2000N. Hamilton slowed down and attempted to turn in a private lane without signaling. Boatright started to pass the van when it entered the southbound lane of traffic causing Boatright to lay the motorcycle down to avoid a collision.  

No contact was made between the motorcycle and the van, however both Boatright and his passenger Tammy S. Boatright, 48 of Sandoval, were transported to Carle Hospital in Urbana for treatment of what were termed non-life threatening injuries.

Hamilton was cited for Failure to Signal When Required.