Springfield, IL (March 30, 2020) – Three people are now facing charges in connection with a serious collision in Springfield, Illinois on Friday evening, March 27th. The accident reportedly occurred at the intersection of 6th and Jefferson Streets just past 10:30 p.m. Three parties were reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed in a black vehicle when they collided with another car at the intersection.
The three parties in the vehicle who are now facing charges were identified as Jarrod Hammonds, 21, Shaquille Peak, 20, and an unidentified juvenile passenger. All three inside the vehicle were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. They are also facing multiple charges, including aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a weapon by a gang member, and no firearm owner identification card.
An ongoing 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.
High-Speed Crashes in Illinois
Speeding is a reckless behavior practiced by negligent drivers. When you speed, you’re less equipped to react to roadway hazards and effectively avoid a crash. Despite these realities, many drivers admit to speeding behind the wheel.
Thousands are killed in high-speed crashes and thousands more injured. When a driver speeds, they are acting recklessly and can be held accountable for resulting injuries in the event of a crash. In some cases, injured parties may be able to recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Illinois car crash attorney.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we’re here to fight on your side and make sure you recover the compensation you deserve. Our firm has years of experience successfully handling personal injury claims in Illinois. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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