A Michigan man and six children were injured late Saturday afternoon when their SUV went out of control in southern Henderson County and rolled into a ditch.
The driver…44-year old Jeff McCarty…was airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospital. All eight kids in the Chevy Suburban were taken by Lomax and Hancock County ambulances to Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Six of them were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and the other two were not hurt.
Illinois State Police say McCarty was driving west on Illinois-9, just east of First Street in Dallas City, when two of the wheels left the road. He overcorrected, trying to get the SUV back on the pavement, but it swerved across the highway and overturned. Everyone was wearing a seatbelt at the time.