Gurnee, IL (March 6, 2020) – A head-on collision in Gurnee, Illinois on Thursday, March 5th, left one woman dead and two other injuries. According to authorities, a 71-year-old man driving a GMC on Washington Street when the vehicle crossed the centerline, colliding head-on with a Toyota near Cemetary Road. The 69-year-old female passenger of the GMC was pronounced dead at the scene.
The GMC’s driver was transported to a nearby medical facility by Gurnee Fire Department paramedics. The 37-year-old woman driving the Toyota was also hospitalized. Both vehicles reportedly sustained significant damage.
The Gurnee Police Department is currently investigating the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Head-On Collisions
Being injured in a head-on crash can be devastating. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, head-on collisions have a 58 percent fatality rate. Those involved often suffer from life-threatening to fatal injuries.
Each year, head-on crashes account for 10 percent of fatal accidents in the United States. These accidents often happen on long, rural roadways when people least expect. In some cases, injured victims can recover lost compensation with the help of an Illinois car crash attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we can help you recover the full value of your claim. Our attorneys have a proven track record helping those unfairly injured in a car accident. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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