De Soto, IL (June 2, 2020) – Four people were hospitalized following a three-vehicle collision in De Soto on Monday, June 1st. The collision occurred on IL-149 EB at around 10:44 a.m. Two drivers involved in the accident were trapped inside their vehicles and had to be rescued by emergency respondents.
Authorities state that a Herrin man driving a 2009 Mercury sedan veered into oncoming traffic and struck a 2019 GMC Sierra driven by a man from Louisville, Illinois. The GMC left the roadway after the accident. The sedan then collided head-on with a Dodge minivan driven by a man from Hurst, Illinois.
The driver of the sedan and of the van had to be extricated from their vehicles and airlifted to a nearby medical facility. A passenger in the van and the driver of the GMC were taken to local hospitals by ambulance.
Authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Head-On Collisions
Statistics show that head-on collisions only account for around 2% of reported crashes each year. However, head-on impacts are responsible for nearly 10% of reported fatal accidents. The combination of excessive speeding and driver distraction is often responsible for these types of crashes.
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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