Litchfield, IL (August 8, 2020) – A multi-vehicle accident resulted in three people being hospitalized in Litchfield on Friday afternoon, August 7. The collision took place near the intersection of IL-16 and West County Line Road in Montgomery County at around 12:10 p.m., according to a report from the Illinois State Police.
Initial reports that a woman was driving her car on IL-16 near West County Line Road at the time of the collision. At the same time, an 85-year-old man was traveling on the roadway ahead of her. The man reportedly slowed his vehicle in response to a car ahead of him, but the woman failed to notice that the man was slowing down. She ultimately rear-ended the back of his vehicle.
After striking the man’s vehicle, the woman veered into oncoming traffic and collided with another car head-on. The woman driving the vehicle was airlifted to a regional hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. Both the driver and the passenger of the vehicle hit head-on were transported by ambulance to a nearby medical facility. A 15-year-old passenger in the woman’s vehicle refused medical attention at the scene.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is currenty underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Head-On Collisions in Montgomery County
Certain types of collisions are much more likely to result in severe or life-threatening injuries. Head-on crashes are particularly dangerous and can be deadly, even at low speeds. Head-on crashes are fairly rare, only accounting for around 2% of reported crashes each year. However, they are extremely deadly and still represent around 10% of reported fatal car accidents reported annually across the United States. Head-on collisions are often caused by the actions of reckless or negligent drivers, including distracted driving, excessive speed, and other types of reckless behavior behind the wheel. The Federal Highway Administration claims that head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate.
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 accident, 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 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Illinois car crash attorneys can do for you.
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