Harrisburg, IL (May 3, 2020) – A fatal All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) accident took the life of a Herrin woman on Friday, May 1st. Hanna P. McCree, 23, was riding on an ATV when the driver, Derrick J. Jackson, 30, of Elizabethtown, Illinois, lost control of the vehicle. The ATV proceeded to hit a tree and roll down an embankment in the Pounds Hollow Recreation Area.
According to local authorities, neither party was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident. McCree was pronounced dead at the scene. Jackson was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment of sustained injuries.
Jackon was cited by the Illinois State Police for driving under the influence. An investigation into the crash is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Hanna P. McCree at this time.
Deadly ATV Accidents in Illinois
On average, 700 people are killed in ATV collisions each year. Around 135,000 suffer injuries after being involved in an ATV accident. Many of these accidents could have been prevented if proper safety precautions were used.
The grief and devastation caused by 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 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful lawyers can do for you.
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