Franklin Co, IL (September 6, 2020) – A crash involving six vehicles left one person injured in Franklin County on Friday, September 4. Local sources revealed that the accident occurred on Interstate 57 near mile marker 67 at around 9:15 a.m. that morning.
Initial reports revealed that a 2010 silver Ford traveling southbound on the highway came to a stop on the right shoulder after a tire blow out. The driver of the vehicle, 18-year-old Mark Williams from South Bend, Indiana, entered the right lane of the highway at a low speed.
This resulted in a chain-reaction accident as vehicles attempted to avoid the Ford. Three semi-trucks and two passenger cars, a Chevy and a Honda, were involved in the collision. The 74-year-old Robinson man driving the Chevy was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
Williams was charged with improper lane usage, operating an uninsured motor vehicle, and not having a valid driver’s license. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Illinois
Many serious collisions are completely avoidable and are caused by the negligence of other drivers. The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that an average of 772 collisions occurred daily across the state in 2011. That year, there were 84,172 people reportedly injured in collisions in Illinois, an average of nine people being injured each hour. Of those injured, nearly 12,000 were severely injured, resulting in debilitating injuries.
What you do the moments after an Illinois car accident is of critical importance, and injured victims have to make sure that they make the right decisions in order to recover the full value of their injury claim. Many crash victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover after a serious car accident in Illinois, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Illinois car crash attorney to discuss their next steps to take to pursue a claim and recover deserved compensation.
When you or a loved one is injured, it is extremely serious, and action must be taken immediately. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the claim process and how crucial it is for our clients, and it forms our entire approach. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you earn the compensation you deserve after being seriously injured in an Illinois car crash. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois car accident, contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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