Toledo, IL (July 9, 2020) – Multiple injuries were reported following a car accident in Toledo on Friday, July 3. The crash occurred near the intersection of IL-121 and County Road 1350th East at around 10:07 p.m. Initial reports revealed that a gray 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer collided with a white 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe.
The driver of the Trailblazer, Dylan Ealy, 20, of Toledo, reportedly left the roadway, over-corrected, and crossed the centerline of the highway. His vehicle collided head-on with a Tahoe driven by Haley Honselmann, 38, of Casey Illinois. Honselmann, Easly, and a 9-year-old passenger in the Tahoe were all hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
Ealy was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash. Local authorities are currently investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with Haley Honselmann, Dylan Ealy, the injured child, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Head-On Crashes in Illinois
When two vehicles collide head-on, the results can be catastrophic. Even at low speeds, these collisions can end in fatal injuries. Head-on crashes account for nearly 2% of reported crashes but are involved in around 10% of fatal crashes each year. The Federal Highway Administration reports that head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate.
Car crash victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect them after an accident. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in a crash. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Illinois car crash attorney can help you pursue a claim and recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
With a combined experience of more than a century in 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 Illinois car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you have been injured, we encourage you to contact our law firm today at (312) 425-0401. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.
Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.