Joliet, IL (September 18, 2020) – An Illinois State Trooper suffered serious injuries after being involved in a pileup crash near Joliet on Wednesday afternoon, September 16.
Initial sources revealed that the crash occurred on Interstate 55 near US-30. The trooper was reportedly pulled over in the left lane of the highway of I-55 NB in order to aid a stalled vehicle. The trooper had his emergency lights engaged when they were rear-ended by a northbound vehicle.
The impact caused the patrol vehicle to collide with a vehicle ahead of it. The trooper was flown from the scene to a hospital in serious condition. The drivers of the other two vehicles involved in the crash were also hospitalized for treatment.
The northbound lanes of the roadway were closed for roughly three hours. 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.
Rear-End Collisions in Illinois
Rear-end crashes are the largest crash category in the nation, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that they are the most commonly reported type of crash across the country. Nearly 29% of all reported car accidents involve rear-end crashes, and these accidents contribute to a significant number of injuries and fatalities each year. There are roughly 1.7 million rear-end crashes reported annually, contributing to 1,7000 fatalities and 500,000 injuries nationwide.
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. Pursing 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. / 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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