Plainfield, IL (March 5, 2020) – A woman was transported by air to a medical facility following a two-vehicle collision in Plainfield, Illinois on Wednesday night, March 4th. The accident took place at around 8:30 p.m. on IL-126, between Drauden and County Line roads. The woman was traveling in a minivan, along with a man and four children, when the vehicle was sideswiped by a sedan.
Officials from the Illinois State Police responded to the scene. The remaining five passengers of the vehicle were taken to Rush-Copley Hospital in Aurora, Illinois for treatment. The man driving the sedan was transported to Amita Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois in serious condition.
ISP is currently handling the investigation into the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Sideswipe Crashes in Illinois
Chances are, most of us have seen cars with scrapes, scratches, and other damage. There’s a high chance that these damages were caused by sideswipe accidents. These accidents often happen when drivers change lanes without looking, causing the side of their car to make contact with the side of another vehicle.
Distracted and reckless drivers are often liable for sideswipe collisions. In 2018 alone, around 36,560 people were killed in sideswipe accidents. Injured parties may be able to pursue lost compensation by contacting an Illinois car crash attorney.
The aftermath of a car crash can be difficult to handle on your own. Luckily, Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you every step of the way. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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