Clark Co, IL (April 10, 2020) – Officials with the Illinois State Police responded to multiple crashes on I-70 caused by severe wind on Wednesday night, April 8th. One crash resulted in two injuries in Clark County, Illinois at around 11:11 p.m. Authorities arrived at the scene to render aid to the injured parties.
Severe winds caused an eastbound rig to roll over onto its passenger side. The driver David B. Brown, 46, and his passenger, Peter E. Ruth, 55, were both injured in the crash. Both parties were taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Peter E. Ruth, David B. Brown, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rollover Crashes in Illinois
Rollovers are prevalent in crashes involving large vehicles due to their unique center of gravity. Rollovers are often extremely devastating injuries. In 2010, 7,600 people were killed in rollover crashes.
In most cases, car accidents are the fault of a reckless driver. Injured parties who are left to suffer from serious injuries may be able to recover lost compensation. A skilled Illinois car crash attorney can help injured parties pursue a personal injury claim for their injuries.
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