Union Co, IL (May 12, 2020) – The identities of the Mississippi residents injured in a rollover collision in Union County have been released by authorities. The accident occurred early Monday afternoon, May 11th, at around 12:52 p.m. According to reports from authorities, Robert Criss, 58, from Louise, Mississippi was driving a white Chevrolet Blazer SUV on I-57 SB when the vehicle left the roadway and overturned.
The vehicle overturned multiple times near Lick Creek Road before catching fire. The driver and passenger Hildarea Criss, 38, also from Louise, were flown to a hospital in serious condition. Another passenger, identified as Frederick Baker, 54, was also injured and transported to a nearby medical facility by ambulance.
No further updates have been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Robert Criss, Hildarea Criss, Frederick Baker, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rollover Accidents in Illinois
Rollovers are dangerous incidents that have a higher fatality rate than other types of accidents. In 2010, 7,600 people were killed in rollover collisions across the country. Around 69% of those killed were unrestrained at the time of the accident.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious crash is a long and frustrating process. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives. Sadly, when victims depend solely on insurance companies, they often feel even more alone and confused.
That’s why you need a qualified Illinois car crash attorney fighting for your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients. Give us a call today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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