Wayne Co, IL (May 8, 2020) – Thomas Leigh, 55, of West Salem, Illinois suffered life-threatening injuries following a crash in Wayne County, Illinois. The accident occurred on IL-15 on Wednesday, May 6th. The collision took place that evening around a mile west of 2700 East.
Leigh was reportedly traveling east in a pickup truck while Andrew Bangert, 33, of Clay City, Illinois was traveling west in a semi-truck. His vehicle then left the roadway and fell down a steep embankment. Leigh was flown to a hospital in serious condition.
Neither Bangert nor his passenger were injured. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by local authorities.
Our thoughts are with Thomas Leigh and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Head-On Collisions in Illinois
Head-on crashes aren’t too common, only accounting for 2% of reported crashes. However, head-on crashes are responsible for around 10% of fatal accidents each year. These collisions have a nearly 58% fatality rate, according to the Federal Highway Administration.
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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