Effingham, IL (April 8, 2020) – Authorities have released the identity of the man who was injured following a rear-end collision in Effingham, Illinois on Monday, April 6th. Philip Stein, 37, from Effingham was driving a 2006 Beige Mercedes Benz on I-57 SB when his vehicle collided with the rear of a 2005 Maroon Freightliner Truck Tractor Semi-Trailer. The semi-truck was operated by Fikadu Tesefahuney, 32, from Alexandria, Virginia.
The tractor-trailer was reportedly slowing down due to traffic at the time of the accident. For unknown reasons, Stein collided with the rear of the tractor-trailer and suffered injuries. He was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.
No further details are known at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Philip Stein and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Car Accidents
Out of 311,679 crashes reported in Illinois in 2017, 21.5 percent resulted in injuries. That’s nearly 66,889 injury accidents in a single year. We all like to think it won’t happen to us, but thousands are impacted by serious crashes every day across the state.
What you do in the moments following a crash can greatly impact your claim. Injured victims are often dealing with serious injuries and other damages that can make recovery hard. A skilled Illinois auto accident lawyer can assist injured parties in recovering deserved compensation.
An experienced law firm can help you obtain a fair settlement for your damages. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will fight for your best interests after an accident. Contact us today at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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