New Salem, IL (December 6, 2019) – Two men from McDonough County were critically injured following an accident near New Salem, Illinois. The crash occurred at the corner of IL-41 and County Road 2100 on Friday afternoon, December 6th. The crash happened at around 12:06 p.m. when the vehicle the two men were traveling in left the roadway.
Initial reports revealed that the vehicle crossed the centerline and exited the road, causing the vehicle to overturn. Both occupants were ejected in the accident. The two injured parties were identified as Henry Kliffmiller-Fowler, 24, of Prairie City, Illinois and passenger Christopher Abbott, 24, from Bushnell, Illinois.
No charges have been issued at this time. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Off-Road Crashes in Illinois
Vehicles that run off the road can cause serious injuries for occupants. A majority of fatal single-vehicle collisions involve vehicles leaving the roadway. In fact, 70 percent of all single-vehicle crash fatalities are due to off-road collisions.
A car may leave the road for many reasons. In most cases, driver error is a factor. Regardless of the cause of a crash, injured victims may be able to recover financial compensation.
An experienced Illinois car crash lawyer can help you protect your right to deserved compensation. The firm of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to maximize your potential settlement. If you have been unfairly injured in a crash, contact us today at (312) 425-0401.
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