Wilmington, IL (January 31, 2020) – A fatal head-on collision was reported on Thursday morning, January 30th, in Wilmington, Illinois. The accident took place at the intersection of New River Road and South Boathouse Road near the time of 6:00 a.m. One passenger, identified as Annette Reed, 57, of Sauk Village, Illinois, sustained fatal injuries in the crash.
Local authorities reported that Reed was the passenger of a vehicle that was attempting to pass a westbound semi-truck in a no-passing zone when her vehicle collided head-on with an eastbound car. Reed and her driver were taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois, where she was later pronounced dead. The driver of the other vehicle was seriously injured in the accident.
Police in Wilmington requested assistance from the Illinois State Police due to the severity of the crash. An ongoing investigation is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family of Annette Reed at this time.
Head-On Collisions in Illinois
Even at low speeds, head-on crashes can result in severe and life-threatening injuries. These crashes are fairly rare, only accounting for 2 percent of all reported collisions each year. However, head-on accidents are responsible for nearly 10 percent of all fatal crashes.
Head-on collisions are often caused by inattentive drivers who veer into oncoming lanes of traffic. Drivers may be unaware there is a vehicle headed right toward them and cause a serious accident. Family members of the deceased should contact a qualified Illinois wrongful death lawyer to obtain due compensation.
An experienced law firm can help you recover after the loss of a loved one. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to make sure that you and your family are protected. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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