Two people escaped serious injury in a two-car rollover accident just before 1 a.m. at Delaney and Cedar Roads.
The New Lenox Fire Protection District transported two people—a 19-year-old New Lenox woman and a 24-year-old Manhattan man—to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.
The identies of the two were not released; however, the Will County Sheriff's Department said they had complained of "neck and back soreness."
Kathy Hoffmeyer, Will County Sheriff's Department spokesperson, said Kyle Greenfield, 21, of Manhattan, was ticketed for texting while driving and for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. There was no evidence of alcohol use by any involved.
According to the report, while traveling northbound on Cedar Road, Greenfield, who was driving a 2010 Dodge Avenger, rear ended a 2010 Mercury Milan. The Mercury was stopped at a stop sign.
The force of the collision pushed the Mercury into a ditch where it flipped on its hood. Greenfield's car, which had sustained heavy front end damage, was in the middle of the intersection when the sheriff's department arrived.
Greenfield refused medical treatment, said Hoffmeyer.