Summit, IL (April 14, 2020) – Three people were injured in a two-vehicle collision in Summit Township, Illinois on Monday night, April 13th. The collision took place on US-40 near N. 1075th Street at around 8:37 p.m. The driver of a Jeep crossed the centerline on the highway and collided with an emergency vehicle.
Both drivers involved and a passenger in the emergency vehicle were hospitalized following the accident. The driver of the Jeep, Joshua Bobbitt, 21, of Effingham, Illinois, claimed that he crossed into oncoming traffic due to distraction. Bobbitt was cited for improper lane usage and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving is one of the most rapid-growing causes of collisions nationwide. On average, 1,000 people are injured in distracted-driving collisions on a daily basis. In 2015, 4,000 people lost their lives in crashes with distracted drivers.
There are nearly limitless distractions on the road due to the rising popularity of smartphones. These drivers can be held potentially responsible for collisions resulting in injuries. In some cases, a skilled Illinois car crash attorney can help injured parties pursue lost compensation for their injuries.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. We will fight for your right to recover a fair settlement for your losses. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 to see how we can help.
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