Peru, IL (June 18, 2020) – A man from Ladd, Illinois was identified as the driver responsible for a multi-vehicle crash with injuries in Peru on Monday, June 15th. The man was traveling on IL-251 when he entered oncoming traffic and struck another vehicle head-on. The accident reportedly occurred at around 6 p.m. and involved five vehicles.
The driver of the vehicle that ran into oncoming traffic was later identified as Vincent R. Coughlin, 56. Coughlin reported that blinding light caused him to enter into opposing traffic and cause the collision. Multiple parties at the scene sustained injuries in the crash.
Local authorities are currently investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Reckless Driving Crashes
Reckless driving is responsible for around 33% of deadly collisions annually. Each year, around 13,000 crashes are attributable to reckless drivers. The most common form of reckless driving includes distraction and intoxication.
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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