Homer Glen, IL (February 4, 2020) – Three people were injured, one seriously, following a crash with an ambulance in Homer Glen, Illinois on Tuesday morning, February 4th. The accident occurred at around 6 a.m. near the intersection of I-355 and 159th Street. According to initial reports, a Superior private ambulance traveling on I-355 SB entered the right shoulder, rear-ending a stopped Volkswagen Passat.
The impact caused the ambulance to overturn and the Volkswagen to be pushed into active lanes of traffic, ejecting its driver. Responding paramedics transported the driver of the Volkswagen to a medical facility with severe injuries. The driver and passenger of the ambulance were treated at the scene.
The ambulance wasn’t transporting a patient at the time of the crash. An investigation into the crash is being handled by the Illinois State Police.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rear-End Collisions in Illinois
Rear-end accidents are the most common type of crash experienced on American roadways. 28 percent of all reported crashes are rear-end impacts. These crashes often happen when inattentive drivers fail to notice a vehicle ahead of them has come to a stop.
In severe cases, a driver may be ejected from the vehicle, suffering severe injuries. The aftermath of such a crash can be particularly devastating for injured parties. In some cases, an experienced Illinois car crash attorney can help injured victims pursue deserved compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you after a crash. We can help you hold a reckless driver accountable for your injuries. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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