Harrisburg, IL (January 25, 2020) – A crash on Thursday morning, January 24th, near Harrisburg, Illinois left three people injured. The accident occurred at around 7:49 a.m. near the intersection of US-45 and Hilltop Road. The crash occurred when a southbound 1991 Chevy pickup truck attempted to pass another vehicle ahead of it on US-45 and collided with a 2019 Ford Explorer head-on.
The driver of the Chevy was identified as Dakota D. Skelton, 19. Skelton struck the Explorer, driven by David A. De Lucia, after crossing into the northbound lanes on US-45. Skelton, his 27-year-old passenger, and De Lucia were all taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Head-On Accidents
Head-on crashes are well-known for causing serious injuries. They are fairly rare, only accounting for 2 percent of all reported crashes each year. However, head-on collisions are responsible for nearly 10 percent of all fatal roadway accidents.
Head-on crashes often take place when drivers enter oncoming lanes of traffic. These crashes often happen at high-speeds and can cause catastrophic injuries. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois car crash lawyer to discuss their case.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have the resources necessary to maximize your compensation. We believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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