Salem, IL (April 20, 2020) – An officer with the Salem Police Department and another driver were injured following an accident in Salem, Illinois on Sunday night, April 19th. The collision occurred at the intersection of US-50 and County Road 1225 East at around 5:30 p.m. Initial reports revealed that the officer attempted to pass a truck when he collided with the vehicle.
The truck reportedly made a left turn into a driveway at the time the officer was attempting to pass. The officer attempted to avoid the collision but was unsuccessful. Both drivers were hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Left-Turn Crashes in Illinois
Intersections can be dangerous places, and around 40 percent of crashes take place at intersections each year. 61 percent of intersection crashes involve drivers making left turns. When drivers fail to check, they risk colliding with another driver.
Failure to yield the right of way or check a blindspot are leading contributors to crashes involving left-hand turns. Injured parties often suffer from serious to life-threatening injuries after an accident. In some cases, injured victims can contact a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to pursue deserved compensation.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to fight for your legal rights after a collision. We’ve successfully helped countless victims obtain multi-million-dollar settlements. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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