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Clark Co, IL – Michael Jonas Injured in Head-On Crash on US-40

by | Oct 28, 2020 | Car Accidents, Injuries

Clark Co, IL (October 28, 2020) – A head-on collision involving four vehicles left two people injured in Clark County on Monday morning, October 26. 

Reports from the Illinois State Police found that a 2007 Pontiac driven by 23-year-old Kathlene Beck was traveling westbound on US-40 when the vehicle veered into oncoming traffic for unknown reasons. At around 8 a.m., the vehicle struck the driver’s side of an eastbound 2019 Freighliner van driven by 64-year-old Michael Jones. The crash caused the van to spin across the centerline and hit a westbound 2014 Honda Accord driven by 51-year-old Arun Odhayamangalam. 

A 2013 Honda Civic driven by 30-year-old Nauman Khan was unable to stop and struck the front passenger door of Jones’ van. Both Jones and Odhayamangalam were transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further injuries were reported. 

Beck was cited for improper lane usage and driving an uninsured vehicle. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is currently in progress. 

Our thoughts are with Michael Jones, Arun Odhayamangalam, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Reckless Driving Accidents in Illinois 

Clark Co, IL - Michael Jonas Injured in Head-On Crash on US-40

Sharing the road with other drivers can put you at an increased risk of suffering from serious injuries. Each year, reckless driving is responsible for nearly 30% of reported car crashes in the United States. An estimated 90% of reported collisions are caused by human error. Reckless drivers are responsible for nearly 13,000 deadly car accidents in the United States each year, making up nearly one-third of reported traffic fatalities. 

Dealing with the aftermath of a serious Illinois car 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 of helping the people of Illinois recover after a serious 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 877-930-2551 to see what we can do for you. 

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