Effingham, IL (August 13, 2020) – There were reported injuries following a collision in Effingham at the intersection of E. Fayette Avenue and S. 3rd Street on Tuesday, August 11.
The details currently available on the collision are limited at this time. Two vehicles reportedly collided at the intersection at around 12:34 p.m. that afternoon. According to local reports, 41-year-old Kurt T. Davis from Effingham was traveling through the intersection when he was involved in a collision with another vehicle. Davis reportedly rear-ended a car driven by 55-year-old Kelly A. McCarron, also from Effingham.
Reports from local authorities revealed that McCarron sustained injuries in the crash. EMS and paramedics were present to render aid to the injured party. At this time, no further updates on her condition are currently available. The cause of the accident has not been reported at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials, and more details on the collision will be made public as it continues.
Our thoughts are with Kelly A. McCarron and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rear-End Crashes in Illinois
By far, rear-end collisions are the largest crash category in the United States. A report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirms that rear-end crashes are the most frequently reported type of collision nationwide. Nearly 29% of all collisions reported each year involve rear impacts. An estimated 1.7 million rear-end crashes take place across the country each year.
Rear-end traffic accidents are responsible for a significant portion of fatalities and injuries reported each year. In these nearly 2 million collisions, an estimated 1,700 die and 500,000 are killed annually. These accidents are often caused by reckless or distracted drivers who fail to pay attention to their surroundings while operating a motor vehicle, putting themselves and others at risk of suffering serious injuries.
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. Pursuing an Illinois 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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