Independence, IL (June 7, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision resulted in injuries in Independence Township on Friday morning, June 5th. The crash reportedly occurred at the intersection of IL-145 and Walnut Grove Road at around 10 a.m. Four people had to be flown from the scene for treatment.
Local authorities reported that five people were involved in the crash. Four of the parties involved were flown to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Illinois for treatment of sustained injuries. The highway was closed while emergency units were at the scene.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Car Accidents
There were a reported 311,679 collisions in Illinois in 2017. That year, around 21.5% of car crashes left at least one person injured. That means 66,889 crashes left people injured that year.
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 a 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, call us today at 312-386-7683.
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