Lasalle, IL (December 4, 2019) – Last Monday, November 25th, two people were hospitalized following a collision in Lasalle, Illinois. The collision took place near the intersection of I-80 and I-39. The incident occurred at around 11:38 a.m. when a vehicle left the roadway, seriously injuring the driver and passenger.
Initial reports reveal that Edward Getzen, 69, of Pewaukee, Wisconsin and a passenger were traveling on I-39 SB when his vehicle left the roadway, entering the median. Officials claim Getzen’s vehicle continued for several hundreds of feet until it fell off the embankment onto I-80. Getzen was airlifted to a medical facility with serious injuries.
The vehicle’s occupant, Lori Getzen, 62, was also hospitalized following the crash. Illinois State Police is currently handling the investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with Edward and Lori Getzen and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Off-Road Accidents in Illinois
Sometimes, the roadway can be hypnotic, causing drivers to feel a false sensation of safety. When the road curves suddenly, or a hazard presents itself, drivers may end up leaving the roadway. When this happens, occupants can be seriously injured.
Off-road collisions were only involved in about 16 percent of all reported traffic accidents in 2005. However, that same year, 31 percent of all fatal collisions involved off-road crashes. These crashes can result in serious injuries, and injured parties may be eligible to recover financial compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help safeguard your legal rights after a crash. Our Illinois car crash lawyers have helped countless victims obtain favorable settlements for their damages. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 if you have been unfairly injured in a collision.
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