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The Wapella Fire Department reports at 8:10 pm on Thursday, October 1, Wapella Fire was dispatched to a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of Irish Row Road and Thorp's Road, approximately 2 1/2 miles east of Wapella.


Upon arrival, Wapella Fire found an SUV that had rolled several times after striking a utility pole. The drive had been ejected and had sustained very serious injuries.


Along with DeWitt County EMS, patient care was initiated immediately and the vehicle was stabilized to reduce the risk of any further incident.


DCEMS transported the patient to a medical helicopter and the patient was subsequently flown to Carle Hospital in Urbana for treatment.

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