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Alleged distracted driver ticketed for Peru crash

Posted by wlpo on September 1, 2014

Hunger can be distracting but you can’t let it take your eyes off the road. An accident that snarled traffic at Route 251 and Shooting Park Road in Peru Sunday afternoon happened after a man reportedly was distracted by looking at a McDonald’s.

Police say Marshall Padgett of Manville pulled into the southbound left turn lane on Route 251 and rear-ended Joseph Higgins of La Salle. Higgins’ car bumped the next car and so forth.

Higgins and a woman and three children in his car went to Illinois Valley Community Hospital. None of them were seriously injured.

Padgett was ticketed for not slowing down to avoid an accident.

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