Hamel, IL (June 23, 2020) – A pregnant woman was airlifted following a two-vehicle crash in Hamel on Monday afternoon, June 22nd. The collision took place at the intersection of IL-140 and Staunton Road at around 12:30 p.m. Two women and two children were reportedly traveling west on IL-140 in a Hyundai Entourage when an Isuzu flatbread truck crossed their path.
An Air Evac Lifeteam helicopter landed to transport the pregnant woman to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis for treatment. The two children were also hospitalized and taken to Children’s Hospital in St. Louis. The driver of the minivan was also injured.
The truck involved was reportedly owned by S.M. Lawn and Landscaping Inc. in Edwardsville, Illinois. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Car Accidents
An average of 772 car crashes happened daily across Illinois in 2011. That year 84,172 people were injured in collisions in the state. Nearly 12,000 people sustained debilitating injuries that left them unable to walk.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Illinois. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to an Illinois claim for lost damages.
A qualified Illinois car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases. If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver in Illinois, call us today at (312) 425-0401.
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