Medora, IL (September 24, 2020) – A crash in Macoupin County on Thursday, September 24, left one man dead and another seriously injured.
Local reports revealed that the crash occurred at 4:37 a.m. that morning on IL-267 at IL-111 in the Medora area. The Illinois State Police reported that a GMC pickup truck was already lying sideways due to a previous crash in the area. A Kia passenger car was traveling north on IL-267 and collided with the passenger side of the pickup.
The Kia proceeded to leave the roadway and come to rest in a nearby ditch. The drivers were the sole occupants of both vehicles, and both were airlifted to nearby hospitals in critical condition. The driver of the Kia, 28-year-old Matthew E. Grizzle of Fidelity, Illinois, was later pronounced dead.
No further information on the accident has been provided. An ongoing investigation into the collision is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Matthew E. Grizzle at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly T-Bone Crashes in Illinois
T-bone collisions are incredibly dangerous, and an estimated 8,000 people are killed annually in side-impact accidents each year according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Nearly 50% of fatal car accidents involve t-bone style impacts. These types of collisions are more fatal than both head-on and rear-end crashes. Failure to yield the right of way was a factor in nearly 7.1% of deadly collisions in 2017.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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