Matoon, IL (July 4, 2020) – A two-vehicle crash left two women injured in Matoon on Thursday, July 2. According to troopers, the crash occurred at around 2:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 1000 North and 980 East. Local reports revealed that a 77-year-old woman was traveling west on 1000 N while another vehicle was traveling in the opposite direction.
The 77-year-old woman crossed the centerline, colliding head-on with another car driven by a 67-year-old Arcola woman. Both parties were taken to nearby hospitals for the treatment of serious injuries. No updates on their conditions have been provided.
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.
Head-On Collisions in Illinois
Head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate according to findings from the Federal Highway Administration. These collisions account for nearly 10% of fatal accidents, despite only making up 2% of reported crashes. Drivers who recklessly veer into oncoming traffic are a common cause of head-on accidents.
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