FAIRBURY – The Jefferson County Sheriff Department responded to a two-vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon. Upon arrival at the accident which occurred southwest of Fairbury on Highway 8 and officials found two vehicles in the ditch.
According to the accident report, A 1999 Dakota pickup driven by John Abbot, 21 of Fairbuy was eastbound and turned north, failing to yield to an approaching vehicle. That vehicle was a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by 27-year-old Victoria Ackman of Fairbury. The vehicles collided and came to rest in the north ditch.
Both drivers were transported to Jefferson Community Health & Life for non-life threatening injuries. There was a child in the vehicle driven by Ackman which was in a child seat and did not sustain any injuries. John Abbott was issued a citation for Fail to Yield. Both Vehicles are considered a total loss.
Assisting the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department was Jefferson County ambulance department, Fairbury City Fire, Fairbury Rural Fire, and Jefferson County Rescue.