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Rollover Accident at Delaney and Cedar Roads; Injuries Reported

Will County Sheriff's Department and New Lenox Fire Protection District were on the scene at a rollover accident at Delaney and Cedar Roads.

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. 

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Chris October 12, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Anyone causing an accident while texting should lose their license for a year. We are piloting killing machines at each other and no one is paying attention!
Concerned Mom October 12, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Nothing good happens after midnight! And please, if you can't resist the urge to use your phone while driving than leave it home or turn it off and put it away!!!! Think about it - cars are great for getting us to where we want to go but they are also huge weapons that can kill if we do not use them with respect for others around us! Parents we need to continuously remind our kids whether they want to hear it or not to NOT use the cell phones while driving. And we adults need to be the example!!!!
Debbie October 12, 2012 at 03:51 PM
AMEN, Concerned Mom! It is our job as parents to tell them time & time again!
JP October 12, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Agree that the intersection needs better visibility, but texting is clearly the issue here. @ comment about folks reading newspapers and putting on make-up, I totally agree. It's all distracted driving and people just shouldn't do it. I was behind a young gal putting on make-up the other morning. We were pointed west on 30 and in the left-only lane to get onto 80 east. The light changed with a full green AND green arrow meaning we could go. I tapped my horn, she looked in her rear-view mirror at me then at the light but then just sat there thinking we didn't have an arrow and waiting for the oncoming traffic to go. I and one or two others went around the silly girl before she figured it out and joined us. I made sure I stayed well ahead of her on the road.
Will County Resident October 12, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Putting a light here is idiotic. It's a 4 way stop with very manageable traffic. There is no need for a light. People just need to actually STOP at the STOP sign.

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