Wayne City Man Struck By Car Outside His HomeA 34-year-old Wayne City man was struck by a car outside his residence Friday afternoon.
State Police say Carl Atteberry of rural Wayne City reportedly walked into the path of the vehicle driven by 66-year-old Gary Weaver of Dix. Police say Weaver was attempting to leave the Atteberry residence when Atteberry became agitated at the occupants of the car and approached the vehicle. He reportedly stepped in front of the car after striking the front of the car with a liquor bottle.
Weaver was unable to avoid striking Atteberry, who was thrown into a ditch on the south side of Wayne County Road 300N and was struck again by the car. Atteberry was taken to Fairfield Memorial Hospital by the Wayne City Ambulance Service for treatment of major injuries.
A passenger in the car, 66-year-old Mervin Martin of Wayne City, received minor injuries in the crash, but declined medical assistance.
Illinois State Police were assisted at the crash scene by the Wayne County Sheriff's Department and the Wayne City Fire Department. The investigation is continuing. The accident occurred at 2:56 Friday afternoon.
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Police Beat for Thursday, July 24th, 2014