A grey minivan traveling east down West Brooks Street collided with a silver Cadillac traveling north on Academy Street at approximately 4:25 p.m. on Tuesday. The van made impact with the Cadillac on its right side, denting both doors. The van suffered damage to its front passenger-side corner, crushing the light, fender and hood and causing the vehicle’s fluids to leak onto the road. No one was injured in the crash.
When the two cars struck, the Cadillac initially spun around before coming to a stop, and after the impact the van appeared to be billowing smoke or steam from under the hood.
The driver of the van, Miguel Rosiles said, “That lady just shot through the intersection without even looking. She didn’t even see us. It’d be a lot better if it was a four-way [stop].”
Campus Safety, two Galesburg Police Department officers and a Galesburg Fire Department ladder truck were all present at the scene. The fire fighters worked to contain and clean up the fluids leaking from the van while the police officers investigated the accident.
“The car was going north and then was struck by the van,” said Galesburg Police Department Patrol Offcer Jack Sperry.
The driver of the Cadillac declined to comment on the incident.