Effingham, IL (September 3, 2020) – A crash in Effingham on Thursday, August 28, left one woman injured at the intersection of Ford Avenue and N. Keller Drive.
Initial reports revealed that the accident occurred at around 5:48 p.m. According to local sources, 55-year-old Cheryl L. Stumborg of Effingham was traveling when they were rear-ended by another vehicle at the intersection. The second vehicle was reportedly driven by 23-year-old Madison B. Lewis from Clay, Illinois.
Emergency responders were present to render aid to the injured parties at the scene. Stumborg reportedly sustained injuries but refused treatment at the site of the crash. The cause of the accident is still unknown at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being conducted by local law enforcement officials, and more information will be released as it continues.
Our thoughts are with Cheryl L. Stumborg and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Rear-End Collisions in Illinois
By far, rear-end crashes are the largest crash category in the United States, and this is confirmed by data from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. An estimated 29% of reported crashes involve rear-end impacts. These types of accidents are responsible for a significant number of roadway fatalities and injuries each year. On average, 1,700 people are killed and another 500,000 are injured annually in rear-end crashes across the country.
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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