Effingham Co, IL (July 14, 2020) – a crash in Effingham county left two people injured on Monday, July 13. The collision involved a single vehicle and occurred on I-70 (I-57) near milepost 157 at around 11:40 a.m. that morning. A Ford pickup truck was reportedly towing a recreational vehicle (RV) when the truck experienced technical issues.
The driver ultimately lost control of the vehicle, leaving the roadway and striking a guardrail before overturning on the right lane of the highway. Both the truck’s driver and passenger, identified as a 49-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman of Kalamazoo, Michigan, were hospitalized for the treatment of non-life-threatening. Emergency vehicles were called to the scene to render aid to the injured parties at the scene.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Illinois Car Accidents
There are hundreds of thousands of crashes reported across Illinois each year. In 2011, there were an estimated 772 car accidents reported daily across the state. There were a total of 84,172 people were injured in collisions that year, with an average of 9 injury collisions happening hourly in Illinois. Of those injured in crashes, a reported 11,942 people suffered debilitating injuries that left them unable to walk or perform everyday activities.
What you do the moments after an Illinois car accident is of critical importance, and injured victims have to make sure that they make the right decisions in order to recover the full value of their injury claim. Many crash victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover after a serious car accident in Illinois, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to discuss their next steps to take to pursue a claim and recover deserved compensation.
When you or a loved one is injured, it is extremely serious, and action must be taken immediately. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the claim process and how crucial it is for our clients, and it forms our entire approach. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois car accident, contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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