Effingham Police Department Bureau of Patrol reported the following traffic crashes with injuries or tickets issued. Anyone ticketed is innocent until proved guilty through a court of law.

At 10:45 a.m. on Jan. 28, a vehicle, driven by Bailey B. Prosser, 16, of Lakewood, rear-ended a vehicle, driven by Destiny E. Kramer, 23, St. Elmo, at the intersection of Keller and Hampton drives. Prosser was injured but refused treatment at the accident scene, and was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.

At 9:17 p.m., Jan. 18, a vehicle, driven by Lorenzo Arres-Chapol, 49, Effingham, rear-ended a vehicle, driven by Scott R. Pals, 53, Effingham, at Keller and Avenue of Mid America. Arres-Chapol was ticketed for no valid driver’s license, operating an uninsured motor vehicle and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.