Taylorville, IL (January 14, 2020) – A crash early Sunday morning, January 12th, left three people injured in Taylorville, Illinois. Authorities reported that the crash took place at around 2 a.m. when a pickup truck traveling south at the 1300 block of East Road left the roadway. The car overturned, coming to a rest on its roof in sitting water next to the roadway.
All three occupants were taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital and then to Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois. Two of the injured parties were later released, while one was transferred to St. Louis, Illinois in critical condition. The vehicle was believed to be leaving the Funky Monkey Tavern.
Alcohol and icy roads are believed to be factors in the accident. An investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Rollover Collisions
Being involved in a rollover can be a terrifying experience. The feeling of your vehicle overturning is extremely jarring, and the vehicle occupants are often thrown around the vehicle, suffering serious injuries. Victims are often ejected from the vehicle entirely.
Rollovers are one of the most dangerous types of roadway collisions. 35 percent of all fatal passenger-vehicle crashes involve rollover accidents. Injured parties may be eligible to recover lost compensation with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.
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