Summit, IL (July 12, 2020) – A two-vehicle crash in Effingham County left one driver injured on Friday, July 10. The accident took place at around 9:45 a.m. at the intersection of Cardinal Lane and E. 1600th Avenue (Moccasin Road). A vehicle was reportedly stopped at the intersection when it was struck from behind by another vehicle.
According to local sources, Carrie Lewis, 57, of Luka, Illinois was on Moccasin Road waiting to turn when they were rear-ended by Daphne McCormack, 35, of Effingham. Lewis was transported to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham for treatment. At this time, no citations have been filed.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Carrie Lewis, and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rear-End Crashes in Illinois
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that rear-end crashes are the most commonly reported type of car accident, with nearly 29% of all reported crashes involving rear-end collisions. Each year, an estimated 1.7 million rear-end crashes take place across the country each year. On average, 1,700 people are killed in these collisions and another 500,000 are injured.
In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an Illinois car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after an Effingham car crash. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Illinois car crash attorneys can do for you.
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