By CBS 4 Newsroom
Two people are seriously injured after a three car accident in McDonough County Saturday night.
It happened around 9:40 on Illinois Route 9.
Police said the first driver abruptly hit the brakes to avoid hitting a small animal, causing the car behind it to swerve to avoid a collision.
That car steered right into oncoming traffic, striking a third vehicle head on.
Two juvenile passengers from that second car were airlifted from the scene with serious injuries, the driver of the third car and a passenger from the first were both treated and released from McDonough District Hospital