EAST ALTON - East Alton Fire Department and East Alton Police Department extricated a victim after a single-vehicle accident on Illinois Route 143 just outside of Wood River on Tuesday morning. The vehicle encountered extensive damage. The fire department said the victim did not have life-threatening injuries.

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East Alton Fire Department confirmed the injured person was transported from the scene to a local hospital. Traffic was re-directed for a period of time while the accident scene was cleaned up.

The vehicle was eventually towed out of the area. Thankfully, no other vehicles were directly involved in the crash.

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It appeared the vehicle struck a nearby guard rail on Route 143.

No other details were yet available but remain under investigation by East Alton Police Department.

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