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Fayetteville, IL – Thomas Cross Injured in Rollover at IL-4 & New Athens Darmstadt Rd

Fayetteville, IL (September 10, 2020) – Four people reportedly sustained injuries following a rollover crash in Fayetteville Township near the intersection of IL-4 and New Athens Darmstadt Road on Wednesday afternoon, September 9. 

Initial reports revealed that a 27-year-old woman from Marissa, Illinois was driving a 2012 gray Ford Focus at the time of the crash. The other vehicle involved in the accident was a 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan driven by 73-year-old Thomas Cross from Sparta, Illinois. 

Local sources reported that the driver of the Ford failed to yield to the Dodge, driving into the path of the vehicle. The Dodge reportedly had the right of way and collided with the driver’s side door of the Ford, causing the Marissa woman to sustain serious injuries. Both vehicles overturned in the collision. 

The woman and two others in her vehicle were airflighted for the treatment of serious injuries. Cross was transported to a medical facility for treatment. 

An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Right-of-Way Collisions in Illinois 

Fayetteville, IL - Thomas Cross Injured in Rollover at IL-4 & New Athens Darmstadt Rd

Failing to yield the right of way is a predominant cause of serious car accidents, and the majority of collisions that occur at intersections are caused by drivers who fail to yield to oncoming traffic. Intersections are meant to make the roads safer for everyone, but when drivers fail to follow traffic control devices, they risk causing catastrophic car accidents. There are nearly 2.5 million car crashes reported each year, accounting for around 40% of reported collisions. 

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. The 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. 

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.


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