Clark Co, IL (October 28, 2020) – A woman was injured following a head-on collision in Clark County on Monday, October 26.
Local reports revealed that the crash occurred near the intersection of IL-1 and Grand Turn Road. Local sources confirmed that two vehicles were involved in the crash, a 2003 Chevrolet pickup truck and a 2007 Dodge Caliber. According to initial reports, 55-year-old Mark Ramsey of Custer Park, Illinois was driving southbound on IL-1 at the time of the crash.
For unknown reasons, Ramsey’s pickup truck veered into oncoming traffic and collided with the northbound Dodge. The driver of the Dodge, identified as 18-year-old Ashley Lucus of Robinson, Illinois, suffered injuries in the crash and was hospitalized. No further information on the accident has been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with Ashley Lucas and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Head-On Crashes in Illinois
Certain types of car crashes are more likely to result in catastrophic injuries. Head-on crashes have a considerably higher fatality rate than other types of accidents. Statistics show that head-on accidents have a nearly 58% fatality rate. Despite only making up 2% of reported crashes, head-on impacts are involved in nearly 10% of fatal car accidents in the United States.
What you do the moments after an Illinois car accident 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 (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today.
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