Schaumburg, IL (December 19, 2019) – A four-vehicle collision left one man killed and two others injured on Wednesday evening, December 18th, near Schaumburg, Illinois. The collision occurred near the intersection of I-290 and East Higgins Road. The Illinois State Police reported that the crash took place when a westbound white Lexus IS300 driven by a 40-year-old Palatine man went over the guardrail on I-290, entering oncoming traffic.
Three other vehicles were involved in the crash. A 60-year-old Plainfield man was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the Lexus and a 58-year-old Bolingbrook woman were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.
No other injuries were reported. An investigation into the crash is being handled by ISP.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Wrong-Way Collisions
Of all the crashes that can happen to you, wrong-way collisions are some of the worst. These crashes happen at high-speeds with little warning. Victims are largely unable to avoid a wrong-way crash, resulting in serious injuries or death.
On average, there are 261 fatal wrong-way collisions in the United States each year. Annually, around 355 people lose their lives due to wrong-way drivers traveling down the highway. These reckless drivers can be held liable with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.
Being injured in a car crash can be difficult. The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help. Contact our law offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have been unfairly injured in a car crash.
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