Effingham, IL (May 16, 2020) – Authorities in Effingham were called to the scene of a crash with injuries on Monday, May 11th. The accident occurred at the intersection of W. Eiche Avenue and S. Banker Street at around 4 p.m. Local reports revealed that Austin L. Smith, 19, of Effingham turned into the path of another vehicle.
That vehicle was driven by Daona R. Poe, 39, of Watson, Illinois. Two occupants in Smith’s car, including Courtney M. Rhodes, 18, of Altamont, Illinois, were transported to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital for medical treatment. Smith was cited for failure to yield and driving an uninsured vehicle.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with Courtney M. Rhoades, the other injured victim, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Car Accidents
There were an estimated 772 crashes reported daily across Illinois in 2011. In these accidents, 84,172 people suffered injuries. Of those injured in collisions that year, 11,942 suffered injuries that prevented them from walking or living their lives as they once did.
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.
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