Morton, IL (February 11, 2020) – A fatal wrong-way crash left another driver seriously injured on Friday night, February 7th, in Morton, Illinois. The crash occurred on I-155 at around 6:40 p.m. Emma Voss was injured when a wrong-way driver traveling down I-155 struck her vehicle head-on.
Reports from authorities revealed that Wilburn E. Cole, 79, was traveling in the wrong direction down I-155 when he struck Voss’ vehicle. Voss was seriously injured and taken to a hospital in Peoria for treatment. Cole was pronounced dead at the scene by responding officials.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Wilburn E. Cole at this time. Our thoughts are with Emma Voss and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Wrong-Way Collisions in Illinois
Certain types of crashes are more prone to result in severe injuries. Drivers who collide with another vehicle while driving the wrong way on the road can cause catastrophic injuries. Each year, an estimated 355 people are killed in wrong-way crashes nationwide.
Victims who survive a wrong-way crash are likely to live with severe injuries that may last for the rest of their lives. The ensuing medical expenses and other damages, such as lost income, can significantly disrupt any life. Injured parties should consult with an Illinois car crash attorney to obtain fair compensation for their injuries.
Never underestimate the severity of your injuries after a crash. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can help you through the claims process and protect your right to compensation. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do for you.
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