Accident strikes 'backbone' of village
Man charged with DUI after crash that injured three Coal City employees
COAL CITY — The man who injured three village employees when he hit a public works vehicle Saturday night was allegedly driving under the influence.
Thomas C. Brown, 42, of Coal City, was arrested on a charge of DUI and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident after he was taken to Morris Hospital, where he refused treatment, according to a press release from the Coal City Police Department. Saturday was Brown's birthday.
A little before 7:30 p.m. Saturday police were called to south Broadway and Oak streets to a personal injury accident. One city employee was getting out of a truck with a trailer attached when he was hit by Brown's vehicle, Nick Doerfler of Coal City Fire Department said Sunday.
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