Effingham, IL (December 16, 2019) – A car crash in Effingham, Illinois left two people injured. The accident occurred late on Sunday evening, December 15th, at around 10:21 p.m. The crash took place when a driver lost control of the vehicle on I-57 near mile marker 158.
The driver, Marissa Peppers, 27, of St. Louis, Missouri, and her passenger, Britanny Harris, 27, of Dayton, Ohio, were injured in the crash. Peppers lost control of the car, striking a concrete barrier on the right side of I-57. Both victims were taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital for treatment.
No other injuries were reported. Local authorities are handling the investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with the Marissa Peppers, Britanny Harris, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois High-Speed Crashes
Even at low speeds, car crashes can result in serious injuries to vehicle occupants. However, when drivers speed down the road, the injuries resulting from an accident can be catastrophic. Speeding drivers are less able to control their vehicles and avoid roadway hazards.
More than 27 percent of all fatal crashes are attributed to speeding drivers. You are more likely to be involved in a crash when speeding, and the resulting injuries will be magnified considerably. In some cases, injured victims may be eligible to recover lost compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in helping those unfairly injured in a car accident. We can help increase your chances of a successful claim. Discuss your case with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney by giving us a call at (312) 425-0401.
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