Effingham, IL (July 17, 2020) – A crash resulting in injuries was reported in the Effingham area. According to reports from the Effingham Police Department (EPD), two vehicles were involved in the accident, which occurred on Tuesday night, July 7. For unknown reasons, two cars collided at the intersection of 4th Street and Lawrence Avenue. Initial reports revealed that the accident took place at around 6:43 p.m. that evening.
The information currently available on the accident is limited. According to local reports from authorities, a vehicle driven by Sean M. Meyer, 25, of Effingham was traveling toward the intersection when it rear-ended another car. The driver of the second vehicle was identified as Kelly L. Bingman, 53, also from Effingham. Bingham reportedly sustained injuries in the accident. However, she refused medical treatment from emergency responders at the scene. At this time, the cause of the crash is still unknown. No citations have been filed at this time.
No further updates on the collision are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. More details on the accident will be made public as the investigation progresses.
Our thoughts are with Kelly Bingman and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rear-End Crashes in Illinois
A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that rear-end collisions were the most commonly reported type of collision in the United States. In fact, nearly 29% of reported crashes involve rear-end impacts each year. These collisions are known to result in significant fatalities and injuries for those involved.
An estimated 1.7 rear-end collisions are reported across the country annually. Of these nearly 2 million crashes, an average of 1,700 people are killed and another 500,000 are injured. These figures include a notable portion of highway accidents, injuries, and traffic deaths. Due to the ability of these crashes to inflict catastrophic injuries, rear-end collisions are taken very seriously by both the legal and medical communities.
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 damages for the injured party. The personal injury claim is a long and confusing process for those with little experience in the law, but you do not have to do it alone.
A qualified Illinois car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases in Illinois. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in an Illinois car accident, call us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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