St Louis, IL (July 7, 2020) – A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after a single-vehicle collision in East St. Louis on Tuesday, June 30. The crash occurred near the intersection of I-70 and IL-203 at around 10:36 p.m. Local sources reported that Charles Thomas, 32, of Granite City, Illinois was driving a 2002 Blue Jeep Grand Cherokee on I-70 at the time of the crash.
For unknown reasons, the vehicle left the roadway and collided with a pole. The passenger, Amber Murphy, 40, from Madison, Illinois, was hospitalized for the treatment of life-threatening injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Amber Murphy and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Illinois Car Accidents
A total of 281,788 car crashes were reported in Illinois in 2011. These collisions contributed to 84,172 confirmed injuries. That is more than nine people being injured each hour.
Crash victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect them after an accident. Generally, most people don’t have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in a crash. Luckily, you don’t have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own.
With a combined experience of more than a century in Illinois personal injury law, Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has the knowledge and drive to achieve results for those injured due to the negligence of others. Our Chicago car crash attorneys are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you’ve been injured in an Illinois car crash, we encourage you to contact our law firm today at (312) 425-0401.
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