Joslin, IL (May 7, 2020) – Two people were injured and four others injured following a head-on collision in Joslin, Illinois on Tuesday, May 5th. Local sources revealed that the accident occurred on I-88 (IL-110) when a black 2006 Jeep Liberty left the roadway for unknown reasons at around 2:30 p.m. The Jeep traveled through the median and collided head-on with a white 2017 Ford Edge.
There were four people inside the Jeep at the time of the crash, and two were killed. The deceased parties were identified as Songolo Lolonga, 38, of Rock Island, Illinois and Wilonja M. Mashimango, 27, also from Rock Island. Two other passengers in the Jeep and two occupants of the Ford were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Songolo Lolonga and Wilonja M. Mashimango at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Deadly Head-On Collisions
Head-on crashes are responsible for more than 10% of deadly crashes each year, despite only accounting for 2% of reported accidents. These crashes are more common on rural roadways. The Federal Highway Administration claims that these accidents have a nearly 58% fatality rate. These collisions often result in catastrophic and life-changing injuries.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another. It’s natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly accident.
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