Litchfield, IL (March 3, 2020) – A Wisconsin man was killed and three others injured following a multi-vehicle accident near Litchfield, Illinois on Monday, March 2nd. The accident occurred on I-55 at around 3:55 p.m., approximately 7 miles north of Litchfield. The accident took place when a Chevrolet struck a Porsche that had come to a stop on the highway due to debris from a previous collision.
The impact caused the Porsche to hit a tractor-trailer that was parked on the highway shoulder. A passenger of the Chevy, Robin Francis, 82, of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, was killed in the crash. The three drivers involved in the accident were also injured.
The Illinois State Police is currently conducting an investigation into the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Robin Francis at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Rear-End Collisions in Illinois
Even with the safety measures implemented by vehicle manufacturers, victims of rear-end crashes still risk suffering life-threatening injuries. Rear-end crashes were involved in 7.8 percent of collisions in 2016, making them the second most common type of car accident that year. Those involved in rear-end crashes often experience serious injuries, including whiplash and spinal cord injuries.
Crash victims often feel that they are alone after an accident, but that doesn’t have to be the case. An experienced Illinois car crash attorney can help injured parties pursue the full value of a personal injury claim. You don’t have to go it alone when going up against a big insurance company.
Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. believes in fighting for the rights of victims who have been unfairly injured in a crash. We’re here to make sure your case is treated fairly and that you and your family don’t have to suffer unnecessarily. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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