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Three injured in accident on icy I-88 bridge

Passengers taken to hospital; injuries were not life-threatening

Published: Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Firefighters work at the scene where a car crashed into a transport trailer Thursday morning on Interstate 88. The car's driver, Alaina Pfeifer, 22, of Elgin, lost control of the vehicle, which then struck a bridge rail and collided with the transport trailer. The car got tangled in the rig's empty car transporter.
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
A firefighter speaks to Rebecca Hubbard, the driver of the semitrailer that was involved in an accident Thursday morning on Interstate 88 near Rock Falls. Hubbard, of Mooresville, N.C., was not injured.
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
Firefighters work at the scene where a car crashed into a transport trailer Thursday morning on Interstate 88. The car's driver, Alaina Pfeifer, 22, of Elgin, lost control of the vehicle, which then struck a bridge rail and collided with the transport trailer. The car got tangled in the rig's empty car transporter.
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(Alex T. Paschal/apaschal@saukvalley.com)
A firefighter works at the scene where a car crashed into a transport trailer Thursday morning on Interstate 88. The car's driver, Alaina Pfeifer, 22, of Elgin, lost control of the vehicle, which then struck a bridge rail and collided with the transport trailer. The car got tangled in the rig's empty car transporter.

ROCK FALLS – Three people were injured Thursday after their car crashed into a transport trailer on Interstate 88, state police said.

According to a news release, Alaina Pfeifer, 22, of Elgin, was driving east on Interstate 88 when she lost control of her car while crossing an iced-over bridge at mile marker 36.8. Pfeifer’s car struck the bridge rail before re-entering traffic and colliding with the trailer, driven by Rebecca Hubbard, 48, of Mooresville, N.C.

Pfeifer and her two passengers, whose names were unavailable, were taken to CGH Medical Center in Sterling with non-life-threatening injuries.

Her car was towed from the scene, and the car transport trailer, though damaged, was still driveable, the release said.

Pfeifer was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

 

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