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Intoxicated Driver Seriously Injures Bradley Teen in Accident

An accident on Route 17 west of Kankakee involving an intoxicated driver seriously injured a Bradley teen, sending him to Loyola Medical Center.

On Monday, June 4, Bradley resident Zach Jones was driving eastbound on Rt. 17. At the 3200 west block, a pick-up truck driven by William Kibbons, 39, swerved into Jones’ lane.  Upon impact Jones, 19, lost control of his silver Pontiac and hit another pick-up driven by David Phillips before landing in a ditch south of the country highway. Kibbons, of Bonfield, continued driving after the accident.

A call was received by the Limestone Township Fire Protection District at approximately 10:15 regarding the accident. They found Phillips at the scene, speaking with Jones who was unable to get out of his vehicle. Jones was extricated from the Pontiac and taken to Riverside Medical Center and later airlifted to Loyola Medical Center for a concussion, several broken bones in his face and an injury to his shoulder.

Kibbons continued driving and his truck was found about one half mile away from the scene of the accident. It was determined that Kibbons was intoxicated and has been arrested for driving while under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, improper lane usage, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

Injuries caused by an intoxicated driver can vary wildly. If you or a loved one knows someone involved in an accident with a driver under the influence, call Spiros Law, P.C. at (815) 929-9292 for professional legal representation.