Altamont, IL (September 12, 2020) – Two people sustained injuries following a car accident in the Altamont area on Tuesday, September 8.
Initial reports revealed that a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Altamont man was traveling east on IL-128 just past midnight in the southern area of Altamont. For unknown reasons, the driver lost control of the vehicle when navigating a curve on the roadway. The vehicle left the roadway, crossed into a residential yard, before hitting a tree and utility pole.
The vehicle came to a stop upright in the yard and then caught fire. The driver was injured along with his passenger, 21-year-old Brandon Bryan of Effingham, Illinois. Bryan was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois for treatment, and the driver was taken by ambulance to St. Anthony’s.
The driver was cited for failure to reduce speed and driving without a valid license. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Brandon Bryan, the other injured victim, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Crashes in Illinois
People are killed and seriously injured daily in car accidents across Illinois. Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation revealed that there were 281,788 collisions reported across the state in 2011, an average of 772 accidents per day. In these accidents, 84,172 people sustained injuries with nearly nine people being injured each hour. Around 12,000 of those injured sustained debilitating injuries that made it difficult to walk or perform routine tasks.
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 Illinois 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 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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