Wayne Co, IL (May 6, 2020) – A driver suffered critical injuries following a head-on collision in Wayne County, Illinois. The accident occurred on Tuesday, May 5th, on IL-15. Authorities from the Illinois State Police were present at the scene.
For unknown reasons, one driver crossed the centerline of the highway and struck another vehicle head-on. The driver was transported by ambulance to a medical facility and later flown to a regional hospital for treatment. No further updates on the accident have been provided.
ISP is currently managing the investigation into the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Head-On Accidents in Illinois
Head-on crashes are some of the deadliest accidents possible. These collisions account for 10% of fatal crashes each year, while only making up around 2% of reported collisions. According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate.
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 312-386-7683.
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