Effingham, IL (August 22, 2020) – There were reported injuries following a two-vehicle collision in Effingham on Sunday, August 16. The collision occurred near the intersection of S. Banker Street and W. Jaycee Avenue that afternoon at around 3:50 p.m.
Both drivers involved in the crash sustained injuries in the accident. The drivers were identified as 56-year-old Stephen C. Shulman from St. Louis, Missouri and a 16-year-old fro Dietrich, Illinois. Emergency responders were called to the scene to render aid to the injured parties.
The 16-year-old driver refused treatment at the scene. Shulman was transported by ambulance to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No citations have been filed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials, and more information will be released as it continues.
Our thoughts are with Stephen C. Shulman, the other injured victim, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Illinois
Driving along the roads of Illinois can be incredibly dangerous, and people are injured and killed daily in car accidents across the state. The Illinois Department records and monitors car crashes reported in the state. Their data shows that there were 281,788 reported vehicle collisions in Illinois in 2011, an average of 772 car accidents per day. There were 835 deadly car accidents reported in the state that year, contributing to the deaths of 918 people. That is an average of two deaths happening per day. More than 84,172 people suffered injuries in Illinois car accidents that year.
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.
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.