Monroe Co, IL (September 4, 2020) – Two men were injured after a collision involving two vehicles in Monroe County on Monday, August 31. The accident reportedly took place near the intersection of IL-3 and I-255 at around 10:15 a.m. that morning.
According to initial reports, 23-year-old Colton Wood from Sandoval, Illinois was traveling in a construction zone on the northbound lanes of IL-3 in a 2019 white Bobcat mini excavator at the time of the crash. At the same time, 54-year-old William King from Marissa, Illinois was driving a 2006 white Chevrolet pickup truck on IL-3 NB in the right lane.
King reportedly failed to notice the Bobcat and collided with its front loader bucket. Both King and Wood were transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. Wood was cited for failure to yield the right of way.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with Colton Wood, William King, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Construction Site Crashes in Illinois
Both drivers and workers are put at risk due to roadway construction. Each year, an estimated 4,700 Americans are killed in collisions that occur in highway work zones, an average of two deaths per day. In the past five years, nearly 200,000 people have suffered injuries in work zone collisions. There were 667 work zone fatalities reported in 2009 alone. Of those killed in these accidents, around 85% were drivers and not workers. Each year, an estimated 40,000 injuries take place resulting from work zone crashes in the United States.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious crash is a long and frustrating process, and many crash victims are unprepared to protect their rights. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when victims depend solely on insurance companies to recover lost compensation, they often feel even more alone and confused, making the situation even worse.
That is why you need a qualified Illinois car crash attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in an Illinois car accident. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients, and we have a proven track record helping the people of Illinois recover after a serious Illinois car accident. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois auto accident, give one of our qualified personal injury attorneys a call today at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do for you.
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