Highland, IL (November 30, 2019) – Several people were injured following a head-on collision near Highland, Illinois. The accident occurred early Saturday morning, November 30th. Officials at the scene reported that the crash involved a vehicle traveling the wrong-way on I-70 EB.
According to initial reports, a silver Dodge Dart was traveling westbound on I-70 EB when it stopped in the middle lane of the roadway. The vehicle was struck by a Toyota Sienna carrying a family of four. Two occupants in the Sienna were injured in the crash.
The driver of the Dart was transported by helicopter to a St. Louis hospital in critical condition. An investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Wrong-Way Collisions
Drivers who travel on the wrong side of the roadway are often confused or lost. In other cases, they are intoxicated and likely not aware they are traveling in the wrong direction. This is very serious and results in significant injuries.
Each year in the United States, around 355 people are killed in wrong-way collisions. These crashes are often head-on, resulting in serious injuries for those involved. Injured victims may be able to recover financial compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to fight for your rights after a collision. Our Illinois car crash lawyers have years of experience helping those injured in a crash recover deserved compensation. Contact our law offices at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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