Clark Co, IL (March 18, 2020) – A man was charged after a crash in Clark County, Illinois left three people injured, with one in critical condition. The accident took place on Monday, March 17th, on IL-1 when the driver of a 2014 Toyota Corolla disobeyed an Illinois Department of Transportation worker’s stop sign and continued into a construction zone. The driver, identified as Jessie G. Cooper, 26, of Terra Haute, Illinois, was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident, failure to carry insurance, disobeying a flagger, and DUI.
Cooper collided head-on with a 2004 Chrysler PT Cruiser driven by Willie E. Sebastian, 65, also of Terre Haute. Cooper was transported to a nearby medical facility in critical condition. Cooper and his passenger, Linda Hope Jasmine Soulliere, 25, of Paris, Illinois, were hospitalized for treatment.
An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Head-On Crashes in Illinois
Being involved in a head-on collision is extremely traumatic. These kinds of accidents have a 58 percent fatality rate, meaning that you risk serious injuries if you’re involved in one. Nearly 10 percent of deadly crashes each year involve head-on impacts.
These accidents are usually caused by reckless drivers who veer into oncoming traffic. When a reckless driver is responsible for a crash, he or she can be held liable for resulting injuries. An accomplished Illinois car accident lawyer can help injured parties pursue lost compensation.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we’ve helped countless crash victims recover after an accident. We will fight for on your behalf and make sure your case is protected. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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