The mother and son of a family injured in a car crash Saturday have been released from the hospital while the two other members of the family remain hospitalized.
A car carrying the family collided with a truck carrying three adults at the intersection of Illinois 4 and U.S. 50 on Saturday, sending both vehicles into a deep ditch. Firefighters had to tear off the roof and doors in order to extricate the occupants trapped inside.
The father and son were flown by helicopter across the river to a St. Louis area hospital. The daughter and the mother were taken to an area hospital by ambulance. Lebanon Police Chief David Roth confirmed Sunday morning that the mother had since been released from the hospital.
The 7-year-old boy was released early Sunday morning after a plastic surgeon stitched a large gash above his eye, Michele Mitchell Jenkins, the children’s grandmother, said.
The names of the family members were not released by police. The occupants of the truck were not seriously injured.
According to police, the family’s car was on U.S. 50 and turning onto Illinois 4, while the truck was southbound on Illinois 4. Roth said the investigation is ongoing, and he did not know whether citations would be issued.
Mascoutah, Lebanon and O’Fallon police and fire departments responded to the call, as well as two ARCH helicopters.