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A local woman was taken to the hospital Monday after an accident on Taylorville's west side. Police say 55 year-old Laverne H. Loveall of Taylorville was stopped at the intersection of West Spresser and North Cheney when she was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 27 year-old Michelle C. Webb of Edinburg. 

 Webb apparently told officers she had hydroplaned on the wet roadway and couldn't stop in time. Loveall was taken by ambulance to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for treatment. Her three passengers, all children under the age of six, were unhurt.

 Loveall's vehicle sustained minor damage, but Webb's 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan had to be towed from the scene. Webb was reportedly ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. 

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