Benton, IL (July 11, 2020) – A collision involving a van and a tractor-trailer left three people hospitalized in Benton on Friday, July 10. The accident occurred on IL-14 near McLeansboro Street at around 11 a.m. Initial reports revealed that Joshua Simms, 36, of Christopher, Illinois was driving a Dodge minivan north on McLeansboro Street when he ran a stop sign and crashed into a semi-truck.
The impact caused the tractor-trailer to leave the roadway. According to local reports, the semi-truck proceeded to hit two pedestrians, two buildings, a parked car, and a trailer. Both pedestrians were hospitalized, one of whom was identified as Larry Lampley, 60, of Whittington, Illinois.
Simms fled the scene but was later found by Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies. He was also hospitalized.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Joshua Simms, the other injured victims, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Stop-Sign Crashes in Illinois
National statistics on vehicle collisions found that around one-third of all reported intersection crashes take place at intersections controlled by stop signs. That comes out to more than 700,000 accidents each year. More than 40% of deadly car accidents take place at stop-sign controlled intersections annually. Each year, an estimated 2,967 people are killed in stop-sign collisions in the United States. Of these crashes, 45% were caused by the driver’s failure-to-obey and 48% were caused by failing to yield the right-of-way.
In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an Illinois car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after a crash. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Illinois car crash attorneys can do for you.
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