Springfield, IL (September 13, 2020) – Three people reportedly suffered injuries after a rear-end crash in Sangamon County, Illinois on Friday, September 11.
The crash occurred on Interstate 55 (US-36) at around 2:02 p.m. that afternoon. Two vehicles were involved in the accident, including a black Dodge. The Dodge was reportedly merging onto the highway from S. Grand Avenue at the time of the accident.
According to the Illinois State Police, the black Dodge was slowing down to yield to traffic on the highway when it was rear-ended by a white Dodge. The white Dodge reportedly crossed multiple lanes of traffic before colliding with a concrete barrier.
The 29-year-old Springfield woman driving the white Dodge and her 29-year-old female passenger were both injured and transported to a nearby medical facility. The 23-year-old Greenville man driving the black Dodge was also hospitalized for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rear-End Accidents in Illinois
Rear-end collisions are the largest crash category in the nation. According to statistics from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, rear-end collisions are involved in roughly 29% of reported crashes. These accidents are responsible for a significant portion of serious and fatal collisions reported each year. In most cases, the driver that rear-ends the vehicle is at fault, and these accidents are overwhelmingly caused by reckless or negligent drivers.
In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an Illinois car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after a crash. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Illinois car crash attorneys can do for you.
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