Salem, IL (April 21, 2020) – Sources have revealed that officer Blake Phillips, 28, and Mark Huelsmann, 41, were injured following a crash in the Salem, Illinois area. On Sunday, April 19th, Phillips was traveling in a police vehicle on US-50 EB when he attempted to pass a 1995 white Dodge pickup truck driven by Huelsmann. While attempting to pass, the pickup made a left-turn onto a driveway, and both vehicles collided.
Both parties were transported to nearby medical facilities for treatment. The extent of their injuries wasn’t disclosed by local reports. No further details on the accident have been released at this time.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with Blake Phillips, Mark Huelsmann, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Left-Turn Collisions in Illinois
Intersections are a hotspot for serious crashes, with more than 2.5 million happening each year. 61 percent of intersection crashes involve drivers who make left-hand turns. When a driver fails to yield at a busy intersection, they risk causing a serious accident.
In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own. An experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case and make sure your legal rights are secured.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it’s important to protect your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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