Crest Hill, IL (September 25, 2020) – There were reported injuries following a head-on collision in the Crest Hill area on Wednesday morning, September 23.
The accident took place near the intersection of Knapp Street and Weber Road. Local authorities and paramedics were called to the site of the crash at around 6:30 a.m. that morning. One person involved in the accident sustained injuries.
The factors contributing to the accident have not been reported at this time. For unknown reasons, two vehicles collided head-on at the intersection. One crash victim was transported to AMITA St. Joesph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois for the treatment of sustained injuries.
No further information on the crash is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Head-On Crashes in Illinois
Head-on crashes are known to result in fatal injuries, even when they occur at low speeds. In most cases, head-on collisions are caused by reckless or negligent drivers who veer into opposing traffic, crashing into an oncoming vehicle. Fortunately, head-on crashes are rare, only accounting for around 2% of reported car accidents. However, head-on collisions are involved in nearly 10% of roadway fatalities reported annually.
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.
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