Danville, IL (January 29, 2020) – On Sunday, January 26th, a Vermilion County Sheriff’s deputy was injured after his patrol vehicle was struck on I-74 in Danville, Illinois. The Illinois State Police reported that the deputy, identified as Mike Vice, was injured at around 6:50 a.m. on I-74 WB near the exit for Bowman Avenue. At the time of the crash, Vice’s squad car was parked on the left shoulder with emergency lights activated while the deputy assisted another collision.
The driver who struck the deputy was Violet L. James, 70, of Knoxville, Tennessee. She was reportedly attempting to merge into the left lane when she rear-ended Vice’s patrol vehicle. Vice was transported to Champaign-Urbana hospital with severe injuries.
James was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and violating Scott’s Law. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Mike Vice and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rear-End Crashes in Illinois
Rear-end collisions are the most common type of crash experienced on American roadways. Each year, there are an estimated 1.7 million rear-end crashes reported in the United States. More than 500,000 people are injured in these crashes each year.
Victims injured in a rear-end collision often suffer severe injuries, such as whiplash or spinal cord injuries. Injuries such as these often have lifelong consequences. Injured victims should reach out to a qualified Illinois auto accident lawyer to discuss potential compensation.
You need an experienced law firm on your side. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has helped countless victims obtain fair settlements after a crash. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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