Fayette Co, IL (April 11, 2020) – A man was injured following a two-vehicle collision in Fayette County, Illinois on Friday, April 10th. The accident took place on I-70 EB near exit 64 at around 6:41 p.m. Reports from officials revealed that Larry G. Osborne, 36, of Collinsville, Illinois was traveling on I-70 EB in a green 1996 Chevrolet Suburban when he crashed into a vehicle that was stopped on the right shoulder.
The stopped vehicle was being operated by Nathan J. Schmitt, 38, of Summerfield, Illinois. Schmitt was reportedly checking to make sure his haul was secured. Osborne was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Larry Osborne and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rear-End Accidents in Illinois
Rear-end crashes are some of the most common, accounting for nearly 28 percent of reported accidents each year. These crashes are often caused by drivers who fail to notice the car ahead of them has come to a stop. Victims of these accidents often suffer from serious spine or neck injuries.
In most cases, these accidents are the fault of the driver who struck the vehicle from behind. However, there are certain situations where the driver ahead may share partial blame. Injured parties can recover lost compensation with the help of a qualified Illinois car crash attorney.
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