Hamel, IL (November 20, 2019) – A serious car accident closed I-55 near Hamel, Illinois on Wednesday, November 14th. The crash took place at around 9:15 a.m. near mile marker 28. A medical helicopter was called to the scene to rush the injured parties to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Initial reports indicated that a 24-year-old Missouri man driving a 1999 Honda CRV and his passenger, a 25-year-old woman, were hospitalized after the accident. The vehicle was traveling on I-55 NB when it struck a median, ejecting both occupants. The vehicle rolled over, trapping the woman underneath.
Responders arrived at the scene to free the woman. An ongoing investigation is being handled by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Chicago Rollover Accidents
Rollover crashes can be traumatic events for those involved. A vehicle can turn over very suddenly, causing its occupants to be seriously injured in the process. In many cases, these crashes are the result of driver negligence.
35 percent of all fatal passenger vehicle crashes are rollovers. In 2010 alone, 7,600 people lost their lives in a rollover accident. A majority of these fatalities were due to unrestrained passengers.
You need a trained Illinois car crash lawyer on your side when pursuing lost compensation. The firm of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been injured unfairly in a car crash, give us a call at 312-386-7683.
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