Robinson, IL (December 22, 2019) – A driver was hospitalized following a two-vehicle collision in Robinson, Illinois on Friday, December 20th. The accident took place near the intersection of IL-33 and North 525th Street. According to initial reports, the crash happened at around 6:58 p.m.
Authorities reported that a White 2015 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Tanner L. Gordon, 31, of Oblong, Illinois, was traveling west on 525th Street when the vehicle crossed the centerline, entering the eastbound lane of traffic. The Chevy sideswiped a maroon 2019 International towing a white 2020 utility semi-trailer driven by Eric A. Morris Jr., 24, of Decatur, Georgia. Gordon was taken to Crawford Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The condition of the driver isn’t known at this time. Local authorities are investigating the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with Tanner L. Gordon and his family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Sideswipe Collisions in Illinois
Certain types of crashes are more likely to result in severe injuries. Not only are sideswipe collisions one of the most common, but they are also some of the most dangerous. Drivers often dispute who is at fault for these types of accidents.
Sideswipes occur when cars get too close to each other and make contact on the road. 27,000 people are injured in sideswipe collisions annually in the United States. Reckless drivers can be held responsible for resulting injuries with the help of an Illinois auto accident attorney.
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