Salem, IL (June 12, 2020) – There were multiple injuries following a crash in Salem on Thursday, June 11th. At around 8:17 a.m., authorities were called to the site of a rear-end collision. The accident occurred at the intersection of County Road 1100 East (IL-37) and CJ Heck Road (County Road 750 North).
A green 2003 Chevrolet Trail Blazer driven by Jeanette L. Baker, 57, of Salem was stopped due to a road crew that was resurfacing the roadway. The Chevrolet was then rear-ended by a black 1995 GMC Sierra driven by Rachael Anne Clark, 45, also from Salem. Both drivers sustained serious injuries and were flown to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
Passengers in both vehicles, identified as Michael Clark, 48, and Annette Lynn, 38, were taken to nearby hospitals via ambulance.
Local authorities are currently investigating the accident.
Our thoughts are with Jeanette Baker, Rachael Clark, Michael Clark, Annette Lynn, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rear-End Collisions in Illinois
Around 28% of car accidents involve rear-end impacts. An estimated 87% of rear-end crashes are caused by driver distraction. Distracted drivers are less able to react to hazards quickly and avoid serious accidents.
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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