Union County, IL (May 11, 2020) – Three people from Mississippi suffered injuries following a rollover collision in Union County on Monday, May 11th. The accident took place at around 1 p.m. on I-57 near Lick Creek Road. According to local officials, a white Chevy Blazer was traveling south on I-57 when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned multiple times.
When the vehicle came to a stop, it then caught fire. The three people inside the vehicle all managed to escape the Blazer. A driver and another passenger were flown to a hospital for treatment, while another passenger was transported to a medical facility by ambulance.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rollover Accidents in Illinois
Rollover crashes are a significant contributor to fatal collisions in Illinois. Nationwide, nearly 35% of deadly crashes involved rollover collisions in 2010. That year, 7,600 people were killed in rollover accidents across the country.
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) 425-0401.
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