Improper lane change by semi truck on I-70 in Effingham County results in collision, injury

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EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — The driver of a truck tractor semi trailer combination attempted to change lanes on the westbound I-70 in Effingham County Monday evening, striking the driver’s side of a 2018 Nissan and sending that car’s driver to the hospital with minor injuries.

At 6:01 p.m., Saleem Gillani, 49, of South Ozone Park, N.Y., attempted to move into the right lane of the freeway, striking a car driven by Tammy Leonard, 50, of Effingham. Leonard was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Gillani was uninjured and cited for Improper Lane Usage.

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