Decatur, IL (May 9, 2020) – On Friday afternoon, May 8th, emergency responders were called to the scene of a serious collision in Decatur, Illinois. At least three vehicles were involved in the crash, and local news sources reported that six ambulances responded to the scene. The crash occurred at the intersection of Eldorado Street and Franklin Street at around 1 p.m.
Few details on the accident have been made public at this time. There were confirmed injuries, but the severity and number of injuries are currently unknown. The cause of the accident hasn’t been reported.
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.
Illinois Car Crashes
There were 311,679 reported crashes in Illinois in 2017. Of these collisions, 21.5% resulted in injuries and 1% resulted in fatalities. Each year, car crashes are the leading cause of death and serious injury in the state.
What you do the moments after an accident is of critical importance. Many crash victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover after a serious accident. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to discuss their next steps to take.
When you or a loved one is injured, it’s extremely serious. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand this, and it forms our entire approach. If you’ve been unfairly injured in a car accident, contact our offices today at 312-386-7683.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.