Fulton Co, IL (September 17, 2020) – A car accident on Thursday afternoon, September 15, in Fulton County left three people injured.
The accident reportedly occurred on Illinois State Route 9 east of Elliot Road at around 12:09 p.m. Initial sources revealed that three vehicles were involved in the accident. A 2003 Saturn was reportedly traveling westbound on the highway when it crossed the centerline for unknown reasons and struck two other eastbound vehicles, a 2012 Chevrolet and a 2016 Buick.
The 17-year-old driver of the Saturn sustained serious injuries and was taken to
a nearby hospital for treatment. The drivers of the other two vehicles, an 86-year-old woman from Canton, Illinois and a 68-year-old woman from Pekin, Illinois, were also injured and hospitalized. All lanes on the highway were shut down until around 2:30 p.m. that day.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Head-On Crashes in Illinois
The force of impact involved in a head-on collision means that they can result in fatal injuries even at low speeds. In most cases, these crashes are caused by reckless drivers who veer into oncoming traffic. The Federal Highway Administration reports that head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate. Despite only making up around 2% of reported crashes each year, head-on collisions are involved in roughly 10% of deadly car accidents reported annually.
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) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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