Leaf River, IL (January 1, 2020) – Deputies from the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a two-vehicle collision in Leaf River, Illinois on Friday, December 27th. The accident took place near the intersection of IL-72 and North Mt. Morris Road at around 12:02 p.m. Six people were reportedly injured in the crash.
Initial reports revealed that a Honda passenger vehicle driven by Victor Heather, 18, of Oregon was traveling southbound on Mt. Morris Road. Witnesses at the scene claimed that Heather failed to stop at a stop sign, striking a Kia SUV driven by Jason Viverito, 42, of Davis Junction, Illinois. Viverito and his passengers, including Steve Klassen, 62, Dawn Klassen, 58, Curtis Sherman, 63, and a 5-year-old female child were transported to Mercy Health’s Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford, Illinois.
The crash is currently under investigation by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with Victor Heather, Jason Viverito, Steve Klassen, Dawn Klassen, Curtis Sherman, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Stop Sign Crashes in Illinois
Stop signs are meant to protect the safety of everyone on the road, but they don’t work when drivers fail to adhere to them. Drivers that run stop signs cause countless collisions in Illinois each year. These crashes can result in severe collisions, such as T-bone or head-on crashes.
According to national statistics, nearly one-third of all reported crashes in the United States happen at stop sign-controlled intersections. This comes out to nearly 700,000 accidents each year. In some cases, injured parties may be eligible to seek financial damages for their injuries.
An experienced Illinois car crash attorney can help you maximize your potential compensation. The firm of Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you every step of the way. Contact our law offices today at 312-386-7683 if you’ve been unfairly injured in a car crash.
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