Edinburg, IL (April 7, 2020) – A two-vehicle accident left one person injured in Effingham County on Monday night, April 6th. The accident took place on I-57 SB. Authorities arrived at the scene to render aid to the injured party.
According to reports from the Illinois State Police, a man driving a Mercedez-Benz rear-ended a semi-truck that had slowed down due to the flow of traffic on the highway. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment after the collision. No other injuries were reported.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rear-End Crashes in Illinois
Rear-end collisions can happen due to a brief miscalculation. A driver will often fail to notice that a vehicle ahead is coming to a stop or slowing down, resulting in a crash. This is extremely common, and rear-end accidents account for nearly 28 percent of reported crashes each year.
Those involved in rear-end crashes risk suffering injuries to their neck or spine. In some cases, the driver that struck the vehicle isn’t at fault. An experienced Illinois car crash attorney can help injured parties determine who is liable for their injuries.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you exercise your full right to compensation. We will help you investigate the incident and find out who’s at fault. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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