Bluffs, IL (December 22, 2019) – A crash on Saturday, December 21st, near Bluffs, Illinois left three people injured. The collision took place on I-72 (US-36) at around 7:40 p.m that evening. Initial reports revealed that the accident occurred when a westbound truck struck a van, seriously injuring its passengers.
According to the Illinois State Police, John J. Hyde, 43, of Moscow Mills, Missouri was driving a truck when he struck a van driven by Dana M. Schmidt, 36, of Camp Point, Illinois. The van overturned and left the roadway. A juvenile passenger was ejected from the vehicle.
Schmidt, the unidentified juvenile passenger, and Michael L. Sisk, 38, of Camp Point were taken to Passavant Area Hospital. An investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Dana M. Schmidt, Michael L. Sisk, the other injured victim, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Rear-End Crashes
Hands down, the most common type of car crash is the rear-end collision. In fact, nearly 29 percent of all reported traffic accidents involve rear-end impacts. This comes out to 1.7 million crashes each year.
500,000 victims are injured each year in these crashes. Injured parties often incur significant damages that can complicate the recovery process. In some cases, an experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer can help injured parties pursue deserved compensation.
Being injured by a reckless driver can be difficult. That’s why the legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help. Contact us today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve been unfairly injured in a collision.
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