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Emergency workers clean up after a three-vehicle accident on Main St. Tuesday afternoon.

A man suffering from medical problems caused back-to-back accidents Tuesday afternoon, sending three drivers to the hospital.

Gary Parrill, 48, of the 3000 block of Golf Terrace was issued three citations following the crashes at 3:25 p.m. in the first block of North Vermilion Street and the 200 block of West Main Street.

According to city police accident reports, Parrill and two other drivers — Linda Claypool, 71, of Tilton, and Laura Styer, 46, of Westville — were taken to Provena United Samaritans Medical Center for treatment of injuries.

A spokeswoman for the hospital said all three people were treated and released on Tuesday.

Reports indicate Parrill was suffering from a diabetic episode at the time of the crashes. He had dangerously low sugar levels and does not remember the accidents, according to reports.

He was on North Vermilion Street for the first accident when he rear-ended a vehicle driven by Nancy Allison, 48, of Alvin. Following the collision, police indicated Parrill backed up and continued on, and he was involved in the second crash near 231 W. Main St.

According to a witness, Parrill attempted to cut in front of his vehicle to change lanes when he rear-ended a car driven by Claypool. He continued forward, pushing Claypool into the vehicle in front of her, driven by Styer.

All vehicles received heavy damage in the second accident.

Parrill was issued three citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

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