Greenup, IL (July 21, 2020) – There were reported injuries following a collision in Cumberland County. The accident reportedly took place early Monday morning, July 20. According to initial reports, two vehicles were involved in the accident, and one person at the scene suffered injuries in the crash.
Reports from the Illinois State Police (ISP) revealed that a sport-utility-vehicle (SUV) was traveling southbound on IL-130 at the time of the crash. For unknown reasons, the driver of the SUV crossed the centerline of the roadway near County Road 900 North. The SUV proceeded to collide head-on with a southbound vehicle on the highway. The driver of the other vehicle sustained injuries in the crash. They were transported to a local medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries.
The driver of the SUV was later identified as 33-year-old Kyle Stewart. Stewart was not injured in the crash. He was cited by authorities for improper lane usage.
No further updates on the crash are available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being conducted by ISP.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Head-On Collisions in Cumberland County
Head-on collisions are some of the most deadly types of accidents possible due to the increased force of impact. Unlike other types of crashes, both vehicles are traveling directly toward each other at the time of the crash. Statistics show that head-on crashes only account for around 2% of reported car accidents each year. However, head-on collisions are involved in nearly 10% of fatal motor vehicle crashes.
The injuries resulting from a head-on crash can be extremely severe. The most common include spinal injuries, brain injuries, catastrophic injuries, broken bones, and even paralysis. Head-on crashes are rare due efforts made by city and roadway planners, but when they do happen, they can result in catastrophic injuries and other damages.
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. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you earn the compensation you deserve after being seriously injured in an Illinois car crash. 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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