Collinsville, IL (October 2, 2020) – A three-vehicle collision near Collinsville on Wednesday, September 30, left one man from O’Fallon, Illinois with life-threatening injuries.
The collision reportedly occurred at around 3:28 p.m. near milepost 10.5 on Interstate 70 (I-55). At the scene, 38-year-old Derrick L. Sweetland suffered injuries and was transported to a medical facility for treatment. Three vehicles were reportedly involved in the collision.
According to initial reports, Sweetland was driving a gray 2013 Volkswagen Passat northbound on the highway at the time of the collision. At the same time, 64-year-old Mary J. Daniels of Highland, Illinois was driving a blue 2007 Honda Pilot in the same direction on the roadway. For unknown reasons, Sweetland’s vehicle lost control and struck the passenger side of the Honda.
The impact caused the Honda to collide with a third vehicle, a white 2020 Toyota Rav 4 driven by 45-year-old Josh A. Cockrell of Kirkwood, Missouri. The Volkswagen overturned multiple times.
The other drivers refused treatment at the scene. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with Derrick L. Sweetland and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Illinois
People are killed and injured in serious car accidents daily across Illinois. There were more than 281,788 car crashes reported across the state in 2011, an average of 772 collisions per day, according to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation. That year, 84,172 people in the state suffered injuries in vehicle collisions, with an estimated nine people being injured per hour. Many serious car accidents are completely preventable, and roughly 90% of reported car crashes are caused by human error.
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.
With a combined experience of more than a century in personal injury law, Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. has the knowledge and drive to achieve results for those injured due to the negligence of others. Our Illinois car accident attorneys are dedicated to helping people restore their lives after they have suffered serious accidents. If you have been injured in an Illinois car crash, we encourage you to contact our law firm today at 312-386-7683. You can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
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