RI man hurt in I-88 rollover Wednesday

Posted Online: Feb. 20, 2013, 4:58 pm
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A Rock Island man was injured in a rollover accident Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 88.

According to District 7 Illinois State Police, Bennie Hubbert Jr., 80, was driving east on I-88 near milemarker 7 at about 2 p.m. when he lost control of his 2007 Dodge Ram pickup.

State police said Mr. Hubbert crossed from the right lane to the left, over-corrected, crossed back to the right lane and entered the right ditch. Mr. Hubbert over-corrected one more time, police said, crossing into the left lane and flipping the truck onto its driver side, coming to rest in the eastbound lane.

Mr. Hubbert was taken to a local hospital, according to state police. No charges have been filed; the accident remains under investigation.

Rock Island County deputies and the Hillsdale Fire Department assisted at the scene.


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