Effingham Co, IL (July 22, 2020) – There were multiple injuries reported following a single-vehicle collision. Local law enforcement officials revealed that the accident took place in Effingham County. The site of the crash was located on Interstate 70 (I-57) near milepost 172. The accident occurred early on Tuesday morning, July 21, at around 9:08 a.m.
According to reports from the Effingham Police Department, a green 1998 Chevrolet Astro Van was traveling on the highway when the vehicle swerved off the roadway. The van then overturned and came to rest on its roof in the center median of the interstate. There were three occupants in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The driver, 67-year-old Nancy Harrington from Freeport, Illinois, was airlifted to a nearby hospital for treatment of sustained injuries.
The two other occupants were identified as 66-year-old Gregory Reed, also from Freeport, and a ten-year-old girl from Monroe, Wisconsin. Both were transported by ambulance to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
At this time, no further updates on the crash are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with Gregory Reed, Nancy Harrington, the injured juvenile, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Rollover Accidents
Rollovers are some of the most dangerous collisions possible, with a higher fatality rate than most other kinds of crashes. Rollovers can be caused by a variety factors, but the most common involve driver error or inclement roadway conditions. Being involved in a rollover is a traumatic experience that is likely to live those involved seriously injured, and these crashes are involved in a notable portion roadway fatalities each year.
There were more than 9.1 million reported vehicle collisions in 2010. Of these accidents, an estimated 2.1% involved in rollover crashes. However, rollovers were involved in around 35% of deadly passenger-vehicle crashes that year. That year, an average of 7,600 people lost their lives in rollover accidents. Of those killed, around 69% were unrestrained at the time of the crash.
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