Clinton Co, IL (October 26, 2020) – Three people reportedly suffered injuries following a two-vehicle collision in Clinton County on Thursday, October 22.
The site of the crash was reportedly located near the intersection of US-50 and Boulder Road and occurred at around 5:48 p.m. Two vehicles were reportedly involved in the crash, a blue 2010 Ford and a white 2007 Chevrolet. According to local reports, 35-year-old Ashley Lynch of O’Fallon, Illinois was driving the Ford southbound on Boulder Road at the time of the crash.
For unknown reasons, Lynch failed to yield at the intersection and collided with an eastbound Chevrolet, driven by 45-year-old Shane Branon of Centralia, Illinois. Lynch, Branon, and a passenger in the Ford were taken to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. No further information on the crash has been reported.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Ashley Lynch, Shane Branon, the other injured victim, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Intersection Crashes in Illinois
Traveling through an intersection can greatly increase your risk of being involved in a serious collision. Each year, the Federal Highway Administration reports that there are more than 2.5 million intersection accidents reported each year, making up the second-largest crash category in the country. Intersections are the location of more than 40% of reported car crashes, despite making up a minority of American roadways.
Car crash victims often find themselves struggling to learn their rights in time to protect them after an accident. Generally, most people do not have a complete understanding of state laws, insurance policies, or what procedures to follow after being injured in a crash. Luckily, you do not have to pursue a personal injury claim on your own. An experienced Illinois personal injury attorney can help you pursue a claim and recover compensation for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and other losses.
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