Crystal Lake, IL (August 11, 2020) – A driver was killed and three others were injured following a wrong-way collision in Crystal Lake on Sunday afternoon, August 9, and initial reports revealed that the crash took place near the intersection of Munshaw Lane and James R. Rakow Road.
Authorities reported that a 2019 Honda CR-V made a turn from Munshaw Lane onto James R. Rakow Road. The Honda was traveling west on the eastbound lanes of the roadway when it collided with two eastbound vehicles, a 2004 Honda CR-V EX and a 2012 Ford Fusion. The 2019 Honda CR-V continued traveling west and struck a 2017 Buick Enclave head-on, resulting in another crash involving a 2011 Nissan Versa.
Officials from the Crystal Lake Fire Rescue were present to render aid to those injured in the accident. The driver of the 2019 Honda CR-V was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. Three other crash victims were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment, and two others were treated at the scene of the crash.
No further updates on the collision have been provided. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by the Cyrstal Lake Police Department.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Head-On Collisions in Illinois
Head-on crashes are some of the most dangerous and can result in fatal injuries, even at low speeds. These types of accidents involve two vehicles traveling directly toward the other at the time of impact. Head-on collisions are particularly rare, accounting for roughly 2% of reported crashes across the country each year. However, head-on crashes are involved in nearly 10% of deadly car accidents nationwide. According to findings from the Federal Highway Administration, head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate. These accidents are often caused by reckless or inattentive drivers who veer into oncoming traffic.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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