Three Hospitalized in Route 30 Crash

An 18-year-old Montgomery woman was taken by emergency helicopter to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove.

A Sunday morning accident at Route 30 and Douglas Road in Oswego sent three people to area hospitals, according to .

Two cars, one driven by James Biever, 50, of Big Rock and the other by Anthony Halstead, 19, of Oswego, collided near the intersection at about 9:30 a.m. Both drivers were ticketed with failure to yield to avoid an accident, police said.

Halstead was taken by personell to Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora, and a passenger in his car, Amber Davis, 18, of Montgomery, was taken by emergency helicopter to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, police said. Biever was not hospitalized.

A driver of a third vehicle, which was struck after the initial accident, Ariana Stone, 18, of Aurora also was taken to Rush-Copley, police said.

Condition reports were not available on the three late Sunday night.

Traffic in the area was rerouted for several hours Sunday.

Check Patch later as more information becomes available. 

Chris June 12, 2012 at 06:42 PM
I pray for your daughter and all others involved in this terrible accident. May God keep them safe and give them a speedy recovery!
Amy Tews June 12, 2012 at 07:12 PM
At the request of Amber's mother (see comment below) if you were there and know the facts and haven't relayed them to OPD, please do so!!! If you already have, Thank you!
lisa June 12, 2012 at 09:40 PM
well said!
muzzy June 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM
the road in that area have large grooves in them from heavy trucks by both lights,farm&fleet and douglas. this needs to be fixed now. i have seen low cars like small hondas and corvettes scrape and make sparks from the ruts witch inturn make them have no control. i bet this is a cause for crashes in those areas too. if you dont have the money to rebuild them, then at least grind them down for now. my prayers to all of the victims that bad accident.
A June 15, 2012 at 08:28 AM
How can you know "facts" unless you were in all the cars at the same time? Please. I was at the stop light at the car dealership and watched it happen. I also happen to know Amber and Anthony, who were in the car together. In case you were wondering- Amber is making miraculous progression and Anthony got to go home. The situation is this- The road merges and the drivers that were cited in the accident were driving aggressively, rather than defensively. But it had nothing to do with age, obviously, since one driver was a teen and the other was well into adulthood. That whole stretch of Route 30, from 34 all the way to orchard road is dangerous. It goes from 2 lanes, to 1 lane, back to 2 lanes, and then 1 lane in very short increments. Someone always left just five minutes late, someone else spilled their hot coffee, and some one else is looking at their phone. You're not a detective and you weren't some magical genie in all the cars at once. You weren't there. Show some respect.


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