Bainbridge, IL (September 9, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision Schuyler County on Tuesday, September 8, resulted in a state trooper being hospitalized. Reports from the Illinois State Police revealed that the accident occurred near the intersection of US-67 and IL-103 at around 8:20 p.m. that evening.
Initial sources revealed that one of the vehicles attempted to make a turn in front of the other. The trooper was hospitalized for the treatment of serious injuries. Two others in the other vehicle refused treatment at the scene.
Officials reported that citations would be filed at a later time. The other vehicle involved in the collision sustained significant front-end damage. Both vehicles were totaled, and a tow-truck was called to the scene to clear the scene.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being conducted by the ISP.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Intersection Crashes in Illinois
Any time a car enters the path of another vehicle, there is a chance of a serious collision. Intersections are designed to make the roadways safer, but when other drivers fail to follow the rules of the road, they risk causing catastrophic car accidents. There are more than 2.5 million intersection collisions reported annually, accounting for roughly 40% of car crashes nationwide. Left-hand turns are involved in nearly 61% of intersection collisions, and around half of crashes resulting in injuries occur 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 (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Illinois car crash attorneys can do for you.
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