Oswego, IL (July 30, 2020) – A woman suffered injuries following a collision in Oswego. Initial reports revealed that the accident occurred on Tuesday, July 28. Officials from the Oswego Police Department were notified at around 11:55 a.m. that morning. The crash involved two vehicles and resulted in the injury of a woman from Aurora, Illinois.
Local reports indicated that the crash occurred on Wolf’s Crossing Road near the intersection with US-30 (Lincoln Highway). According to authorities, 39-year-old Darrel D. Reyes of Morris, Illinois was driving a pickup truck northbound on Lincoln Highway at the time of the crash. Reyes rear-ended a vehicle driven by Maria E. Lazcano. Lazcano’s vehicle was reportedly traveling northbound but was stopped due to traffic on the roadway.
Lazcano was transported to a medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. At this time, the cause of the crash is still unknown. No updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway. More details will be released as it continues.
Our thoughts are with Maria E. Lazcano and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rear-End Crashes in Illinois
Rear-end collisions are, by far, the most common type of crash reported across the country each year, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each year, around 29% of crashes reported involve rear-end impacts. These accidents are responsible for a substantial number of injuries and deaths.
Roughly 1.7 million rear-end crashes take place in the United States each year. These crashes result in nearly 1,700 deaths and another 500,000 injuries. These crashes are often caused by distracted drivers, who are involved in nearly 87% of reported collisions.
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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