Piatt Co, IL (May 25, 2020) – One man was killed and another injured following a collision in Piatt County on Sunday morning, May 25th. Officials from the Illinois State Police responded to the scene of a single-vehicle collision at around 1:48 a.m. Initial reports revealed that a Monticello man, 50, was traveling down I-72 when his vehicle left the roadway and overturned.
The driver was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected in the accident. The 23-year-old Bollingbrook man riding in the car was rushed to a hospital for treatment. No updates on his condition have been provided.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Illinois Fatal Car Crashes
In Illinois, an average of two people lose their lives in car crashes each day. There are more than 800 fatal car crashes every year. Approximately 900 or more people will lose their lives in those accidents. Car crashes are the leading cause of death and serious injury in the state each year.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence feels almost 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 lawyers can do for you.
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