Peru, IL (January 18, 2020) – Three people were injured following a wrong-way crash in Peru, Illinois on Tuesday, January 14th. The crash took place near the corner of IL-251 and Shooting Park Road at around 9:16 p.m. Sources revealed that a vehicle driven by Emilia M Garza, 69, of Alton, Texas collided head-on with another vehicle after veering into oncoming traffic.
Garza struck a car driven by a 16-year-old La Salle resident, who was taken to St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley, Illinois for treatment. Both Garza and her passenger, Roman Garza, 69, were transported to Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. No updates on the conditions of the injured parties are available at this time.
An investigation into the cause of the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Emilia M. Garza, Roman Garza, the other injured victim, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Wrong-Way Collisions in Illinois
Sometimes, reckless drivers can veer into oncoming lanes of traffic. This can happen for many reasons, but general distraction or inattention are the leading causes of wrong-way collisions. Wrong-way crashes often happen at high-speeds and can result in life-threatening injuries.
Wrong-way collisions often result in fatal injuries. Each year, an estimated 261 fatal wrong-way collisions reported in the United States. Those injured in a crash should consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to see if they’re eligible for lost compensation.
An experienced law firm can help maximize your potential compensation. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help protect your right to compensation. Give us a call at 877-930-2551 to see how we can help.
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