Prisoner transport van rear-ends family’s rental car

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ALTAMONT, Ill. (WCIA) — A 10-year old was taken to the hospital after his family’s rental car was rear-ended by a van transporting prisoners.

It happened early Saturday morning on I-70 in Effingham County, two miles west of Altamont. State police say two guards and four prisoners were in the van. Two adults and four children were in the rental car.

The driver was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and following too closely. The driver of the rental car was ticketed for improper lane usage. 

Besides the 10-year old, two other family members were taken to the hospital. They’re all okay.

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