Sterling, IL (January 15, 2020) – Two people were injured after the car they were traveling in slid underneath a semi-truck near Sterling, Illinois. The accident took place on Saturday, January 11th, on I-39. Officials from the Illinois State Police responded to the scene at around 8:51 a.m.
The vehicle was driven by a 15-year-old and carrying an older passenger. Both parties were treated at the scene by responding paramedics. The older passenger, identified as Kevin Lawrence, 41, was given a citation for allowing an unauthorized person to drive.
The driver was also cited for driving without a valid license and various other charges. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Kevin Lawrence, the other injured victim, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Inclement Roadway Crashes in Illinois
During the winter months in Illinois, roadway conditions can set the scene of a serious crash. Icy roads limit the driver’s ability to control their car, possibly causing a serious crash. This can be particularly dangerous with a reckless driver.
Each year, more than 156,164 reported crashes in the United States are caused by icy roads. These accidents result in nearly 116,800 injuries. Injured parties may be eligible to recover lost compensation by contacting an Illinois car crash attorney.
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