Neoga, IL (July 23, 2020) – A crash in Cumberland County resulted in multiple injuries. The accident took place early on Wednesday morning, July 22. According to reports from the Illinois State Police, the site of the crash was located on IL-121 north of County Road 900 North. Three people reportedly sustained injuries in the crash.
According to local sources, 33-year-old Clinton Howell from Delphos, Ohio was traveling northbound on IL-121 at the time of the accident. At around 8:33 a.m., Howell’s vehicle traveled into the southbound lane of the highway and sideswiped a Toyota Avalon. Howell sustained injuries in the crash. The two occupants of the Toyota, identified as 93-year-old Sidney Gull and 91-year-old Mary Gull of Neoga, were also injured in the collision. All three were hospitalized in a nearby medical facility for treatment.
Howell was cited for multiple charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a suspended license, operating an uninsured vehicle, improper lane usage, and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Sidney Gull, Mary Gull, Clinton Howell, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Sideswipe Collisions in Illinois
Like all kinds of vehicle collisions, sideswipes can take you by surprise and leave you with life-threatening injuries. The resulting injuries may be minor, or they could cause a major change in your way of life. When these crashes take place, the responsible party should be held liable for any resulting damages.
In 1999, there were nearly half a million reported sideswipe collisions across the United States, accounting for around 9% of reported car accidents that year. According to statistics from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, there are an estimated 242,000 sideswipe accidents reported annually. An estimated 27,000 people are injured in these collisions and another 2,5000 lose their lives.
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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