Dallas City, IL (March 18, 2020) – A single-vehicle accident in Dallas City, Illinois left a 15-year-old boy seriously injured on Monday night, March 17th. The crash reportedly occurred near the intersection of East County Road 2800 and North County Road 23000 at around 6:46 p.m. According to the Illinois State Police, a 17-year-old girl was a driving westbound in a 2010 Gold KIA Forte on E. County Road 2800 when she lost control of the vehicle, leaving the roadway.
The vehicle hit an embankment and overturned. The driver and front seat passenger, another teen, were uninjured in the crash. A 15-year-old boy was airlifted to a hospital for treatment to major injuries. Other passengers in the rear of the car were also injured.
Charges are currently pending, but officials said the driver failed to reduce speed to avoid a crash. An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Rollover Accidents
Rollovers often result in severe to life-threatening injuries. These crashes involve a vehicle totally overturning, often traveling at high rates of speed. The ensuing injuries can be magnified if the victim is ejected from the vehicle entirely.
Each year, an estimated 35 percent of passenger-vehicle deaths involve rollover crashes. 69 percent of those killed in rollovers were unrestrained at the time of impact. In some cases, a reckless driver can be held accountable for resulting injuries.
An experienced Illinois personal injury attorney can help injured parties pursue compensation for their injuries. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has a proven track record helping crash victims recover. Contact our law offices at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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