Morgan, IL (February 8, 2020) – A head-on crash involving a wrong-way driver outside of Morgan, Illinois left one person dead on Friday, February 7th. The collision occurred on I-155 SB and was reported at 7:43 p.m. by local news sources. Reports from the Illinois State Police revealed that a black 2019 Chevrolet Trailblazer SUV was traveling northbound on I-155 SB when the vehicle struck a Dodge Charger head-on.
The driver of the Chevrolet was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the deceased victim hasn’t been revealed at this time. The driver of the Dodge was transported to Peoria hospital with serious injuries.
ISP is currently conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident. No further updates have been provided.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Wrong-Way Collisions
When you’re hit by a wrong-way driver, the resulting injuries can be extremely severe. While these types of collisions are fairly rare, when they do happen, they are known to cause fatal injuries. Each year, an estimated 355 people are killed each year in wrong-way car accidents.
A distracted or negligent driver is often responsible for a wrong-way collision. Drivers may veer into oncoming traffic or unknowingly travel the wrong way down the road, causing a head-on crash. Injured parties may be able to recover lost compensation for their injuries with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We believe in helping innocent victims recover after a serious accident. Contact our offices at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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