McHenry Co, IL (September 11, 2020) – Two people sustained injuries after being involved in a collision with a semi-truck in McHenry County on Friday, September 4, at around 8:45 p.m. that evening.
The crash occurred at the 1300 block of IL-47 outside of Woodstock, Illinois. According to local authorities, 21-year-old Gabriella Ortiz was traveling south on Route 47 in a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz at the time of the crash. For unknown reasons, Ortiz’s vehicle crossed the centerline and collided head-on with a 2005 Western Star truck-tractor.
Both vehicles left the roadway, and the semi-truck collided with a tree and caught fire. Ortiz had to be extricated from her vehicle and was taken to Javon Bea Hospital in Riverside, Illinois for treatment. Another occupant in the vehicle was taken to Northwestern Hospital in McHenry, Illinois.
No other injuries were reported. Ortiz was cited for driving under the influence. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with Gabriella Ortiz, the other injured victim, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Drunk Driving Collisions in Illinois
Intoxicated drivers are a serious roadway safety risk across the country. Despite the known dangers of drunk driving, there are over 111 million self-reported instances of drunk driving in the United States each year. More than 10,000 people are killed each year in drunk driving collisions. An estimated 30 people are killed daily in DUI collisions, an average of one death every 50 minutes.
What you do the moments after an Illinois car crash 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 877-930-2551 to discuss your case today.
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