Effingham, IL (September 5, 2020) – A driver involved in a two-vehicle collision in Effingham sustained injuries on Wednesday morning, September 2. The crash occurred near the intersection of S. Henrietta Street and W. Fayette Avenue at around 8 a.m.
First responders and law enforcement officials were dispatched to the scene of the accident to render aid to the injured parties. According to reports from the Effingham Police Department, 42-year-old Julie Zeigler of Watson, Illinois was driving through the intersection when she entered the path of another vehicle.
Zeigler was struck by a car driven by 27-year-old Mark Schmidt of Effingham. Zeigler was transported to HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham for the treatment of sustained injuries. The cause of the accident has not been reported at this time.
No citations have been filed at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with Julie Zeigler and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
T-Bone Crashes in Illinois
Traveling through intersections can be dangerous, and statistics show that drivers are more likely to be involved in a collision at an intersection. When drivers fail to yield the right of way, they risk causing a t-bone collision. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 8,000 people are killed in t-bone collisions across the country each year. Around 50% of reported traffic fatalities reported annually involve t-bone impacts.
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 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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