Mattoon, IL (July 24, 2020) – A driver was hospitalized following a collision near Mattoon. The accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon, July 22, and initial reports revealed that the crash involved two vehicles. Officials from the Mattoon Police Department arrived at the scene of the crash at around 3:28 p.m., and emergency response units were also present at the crash site.
According to reports from local authorities, John F. Bolinger of Shelbyville, Illinois was traveling west on Charleston Avenue at the time of the crash. Bolinger’s vehicle collided with the rear of a sport-utility-vehicle driven by Michele L. Smock of Charleston, Illinois. Smock’s vehicle was reportedly stopped at the intersection of South 15th Street.
Smock reportedly approached Bolinger’s vehicle after the crash and claimed that he seemed to be having a medical emergency. Bolinger was transported by Mitchell-Jerdan Ambulance Service to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center for treatment after the accident. No other injuries were reported.
No further updates on the collision are available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway and being conducted by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with John F. Bolinger and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rear-End Crashes in Illinois
Rear-end crashes are the most reported type of collision in the United States, accounting for the largest crash category in the nation. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear-end collisions are involved in nearly 29% of reported car accidents each year. Each year, these accidents are responsible for a substantial number of injuries and fatalities.
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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