Homer, IL (August 7, 2020) – Two people were sent to the hospital following a multi-vehicle collision in Homer on Thursday afternoon, August 6. The crash took place near the intersection of IL-49 (County Road 2700 East) and Homer Lake Road at around 2:35 p.m.
According to reports from the Illinois State Police, 35-year-old Cory Kalber from Effingham, Illinois was driving a van northbound on Illinois State Route 49 north of Homer Lake Road when he drifted into the southbound lanes of the highway. Kalber proceeded to sideswipe a Jeep traveling south driven by 59-year-old Steven Cary of Bridgeport, Illinois. Kalber’s van continued down the highway, striking the front passenger side of a semi-truck.
Both Kalber and the driver of the commercial vehicle, 73-year-old David Perry of Homer, were transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. Kalber was cited by authorities for improper lane usage.
At this time, no further information on the crash has been provided. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being conducted by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with David Perry, Cory Kalber, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Head-On Collisions in Champaign County
Head-on crashes are some of the most dangerous types of crashes possible, and they are known to leave victims suffering from serious injuries. These collisions are fairly rare, only accounting for around 2% of reported car accidents each year. However, head-on crashes are involved in nearly 10% of deadly collisions reported annually. According to data from the Federal Highway Administration, head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate. These accidents are overwhelmingly caused by distracted or reckless drivers who veer into oncoming traffic or fail to yield at intersections.
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 a crash. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Illinois car crash attorneys can do for you.
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