Sandoval, IL (February 18, 2020) – The driver of a mail truck was injured after being rear-ended near Sandoval, Illinois on Friday, February 14th. The crash occurred on US-51 NB near Boone Street Road (1200N) at around 1:05 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a black 2007 Ford Focus rear-ended a mail truck as it was preparing to make a left turn.
The driver of the Ford, Conrad Wynn, 39, of Vernon, Illinois, failed to stop and collided with the mail truck, driven by Bryan Terry, 62, of Sandoval. Terry was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia, Illinois for treatment. Wynn was cited for failure to reduce speed and avoid an accident.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Bryan Terry and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rear-End Collisions in Illinois
Distracted or inattentive motorists will often rear-end another vehicle for many reasons. The most common reason is that they just didn’t notice the car ahead of them came to a stop. This simple reason is why rear-end crashes are the most commonly reported type of car accident each year.
Annually, rear-end crashes account for 28 percent of all reported crashes. These accidents often happen at intersections when vehicles are making turns. In some cases, injured parties may be eligible to recover lost compensation with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we have the resources to maximize your potential compensation. Don’t let go of your right to compensation by failing to pursue a claim against the at-fault party. Contact us today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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