Effingham Co, IL (October 25, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision left one woman dead and another man injured in Effingham County on Saturday, October 24.
The crash reportedly occurred on US-40 west of the Outer Belt West area. Local authorities were notified of the deadly accident at around 8 a.m. that morning. According to local sources, 67-year-old Deborah Hendricks was traveling eastbound on the highway at the time of the accident.
For unknown reasons, Hendricks crossed the centerline on the roadway and collided head-on with a westbound pickup truck. Hendricks sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. The other driver involved in the accident was transported to a medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries.
No further information on the crash has been provided. An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Deborah Hendricks at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Collisions in Illinois
Certain types of car accidents are more likely to result in fatal injuries. National statistics show that head-on crashes are much deadlier than other kinds of accidents with a nearly 58% fatality rate. Head-on collisions are fairly rare, only making up an estimated 2% of reported car accidents each year. However, head-on accidents account for around 10% of deadly collisions reported annually across the United States.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Illinois wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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