Ursa man injured in one-car accident near Rock Creek bridge

Posted: Dec. 5, 2012 1:42 pm Updated: Dec. 19, 2012 2:15 pm

URSA, Ill. -- A 24-year-old Ursa man was injured at 2:12 a.m. Wednesday when his car ran off Ill. 96 south of Ursa at the Rock Creek bridge.

A patrolling Adams County Sheriff's Department deputy was flagged down by Joshua Palmer, the injured driver, shortly after the accident occurred. Palmer refused treatment at the scene but later was taken to Blessing Hospital in Quincy for treatment.

Palmer was driving a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am north on Ill. 96 when it went out of control, veered off the highway, went down an embankment near the bridge and came to rest on the north bank of Rock Creek, according to the Adams County Sheriff's Department.

Traffic was shut down for about an hour to allow for the removal of the car from the scene.

Palmer was ticketed on a charge of failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

The Ursa Fire Department assisted.