ISP Trooper Sent to Hospital Following Rear-end Accident on I-57 in Ina

INA – Illinois State Police has confirmed a District 13 trooper was rear-ended in his squad car and taken to the hospital.

The accident happened Sunday around 5 p.m. in the northbound lanes on Interstate 57 south of Ina.

ISP District 13 Public Information Officer Trooper Byron Farthing says the trooper was tending to a pothole when his vehicle was rear-ended.

The trooper was transported to a hospital in Mt. Vernon for non-life threatening injuries.

The driver and passengers of the other car were not seriously injured.

Citations haven’t been issued at this time.