Pleasant Vale, IL (June 30, 2020) – Two people were injured following a crash in Pleasant Vale Township on Sunday, June 28. The crash occurred at around 8:26 p.m. at the intersection of 225th Street and 255th Avenue. According to reports from state police, Amber House, 25, of Kinderhook, Illinois was traveling south when she failed to yield and struck a van traveling eastbound.
The van was driven by Pearce Chaplain, 20, of Barry, Illinois. Chaplain and his passenger, Harold Kindle, 59, of Quincy, Illinois were injured in the accident. House was cited for failure to yield the right of way. No further updates have been provided.
Illinois State Police is currently investigating the cause of the crash.
Our thoughts are with Pearce Chaplain, Harold Kindle, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Failure-to-Yield Crashes in Illinois
When a driver fails to yield, they risk causing a serious car crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, around 15% of reported crashes involve a driver failing to yield. Nearly 50% of injury crashes take place at intersections each year.
If you have been injured in an Illinois 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 damage in Illinois.
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) 425-0401.
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