One Injured in Crash in Farina Area

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Published on February 18 2014 4:12 pm
Last Updated on February 18 2014 4:12 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

One person was injured in a crash in the Farina area early Tuesday morning.

State police report a semi driven by 75-year-old Hassan Madani of Crestwood disobeyed a stop sign at an intersection along Illinois Route 37 in Fayette County at 2:25am.  The rig proceeded through the intersection at what police termed a high rate of speed and off the roadway.  The vehicle crossed a ditch, through tall brush and then crossed over the railroad tracks, coming to a stop on the other side of the tracks in a cornfield.

Madani was injured in the crash and was taken to St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham.  

Madani was cited for disobeying a stop sign and failure to reduce speed to avoid the crash.