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Slippery roads contribute to afternoon accident

At about 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30, slippery conditions contributed to a two-car accident in Morris at the intersection of Seventh Street and Highway 28. (Brooke Kern/Sun Tribune)

MORRIS – Slippery conditions in Morris caused a two vehicle collision on Main Street on Monday afternoon, the Morris Police Department reported. 

At about 2 p.m. on Monday, a 90-year-old man driving a 1992 tan Mercury and a 27-year-old man driving a 2000 Dodge van approached the intersection of Seventh Street and Atlantic Avenue (Highway 28) from opposite directions.

Both vehicles had a green light when the driver of the Mercury made a left turn on to Seventh Street in front of the Dodge van.

Due to slippery conditions, the van was unable to avoid the collision, Morris Police Chief Ross Tiegs said.

As a result of the collision, the Mercury struck a light pole and the Dodge van came to rest on the sidewalk.

The driver of the Mercury was transported by ambulance to Stevens Community Medical Center where he was treated and released. The driver of the van was not injured.