Utica, IL (March 25, 2020) – Two people were hospitalized in Utica, Illinois following a collision on Tuesday, March 24th. The accident occurred near the intersection of US-6 and IL-178. Firefighters responded to the scene at around 3 p.m. less than a mile from the fire station.
According to local sources, a pickup truck rear-ended a semi-truck. Firefighters arrived to extricate the injured parties from the pickup. Both were transported to Illinois Valley Community Hospital by Utica ambulance.
No further updates have been provided. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rear-End Collisions in Illinois
Human bodies aren’t designed to withstand car crashes, especially rear-end impacts. Victims often suffer from serious neck or spinal cord injuries. Sometimes, the resulting injuries can be permanent and stay with the victim for the rest of their lives.
500,000 people are injured in rear-end collisions each year. There are more than 2 million rear-end crashes reported annually nationwide. Injured parties should consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to pursue lost compensation.
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