Grant, IL (May 10, 2020) – Officials from the Illinois State Police were called to the scene of a deadly collision near Grant, Illinois on Saturday, May 9th. The site of the accident was located at the intersection of Old Joppa Road and Joppa Road. At around 8 a.m., Frank Pritchett, 87, of Metropolis, Illinois was driving an SUV east on Old Joppa Road when the vehicle collided head-on with a sedan.
Both Pritchett and his passenger, James Anderson, 33, of Brookport, Illinois, were killed in the accident. The driver of the sedan, Christopher Anderson, 31, also from Brookport, suffered life-threatening and was flown to a hospital for treatment. No updates on his condition have been provided.
ISP is currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Frank Pritchett and James Anderson at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Collisions in Illinois
The Federal Highway Administration claims that head-on collisions have a 58% fatality rate. These accidents are not entirely common, only accounting for 2% of reported crashes each year. However, head-on collisions are involved in around 10% of deadly crashes annually.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is nearly unbearable. Surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim. In a wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate – usually a close family member – seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, a wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to see what our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can do for you.
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