Edgewood, IL (December 20, 2019) – A crash involving a semi-truck near Edgewood, Illinois resulted in one person being hospitalized. The accident happened on Interstate-57 on Monday, December 16th. Authorities were notified of the crash at around 1:30 p.m.
Ruth Lowry, 25, of Sadorus, Illinois, was traveling in a gray 2012 Honda Accord on I-57 when the vehicle lost control on the ice-covered freeway. The Honda struck a guardrail and then collided with a 1999 Kenworth tractor-tractor.
Lowry sustained significant injuries and was transported via ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham, Illinois.
No other injuries were reported. An ongoing investigation into the crash is in progress.
Our thoughts are with Ruth Lowry and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Inclement Weather Crashes in Illinois
When traveling in inclement weather conditions, you are much more likely to be involved in a crash. Drivers should adjust their own speed to prevent accidents during bad weather. However, negligence claims involving bad weather accidents can be difficult to navigate.
Across the country, inclement weather is the cause of nearly 1.3 million crashes each year. 480,000 people are injured annually in accidents caused by poor weather. In order to increase your chances of recovering compensation, you should contact a qualified Illinois auto accident lawyer.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have years of experience handling personal injury claims. We know all the tricks used by insurance companies to deny claims and prevent paying out the full value of a victim’s compensation. Contact us today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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