Gallatin Co, IL (October 29, 2020) – Two people were injured following a rear-end collision in Gallatin County on Sunday, October 25.
Local sources revealed that the crash occurred near the intersection of IL-142 and Long Lane Road at around 5:24 p.m. Initial reports indicated that a 2019 white Dodge Charger driven by a teenage boy from Eldorado, Illinois was slowing on IL-142 SB to make a left turn onto Long Lane Road. For unknown reasons, a teenage girl from Harrisburg, Illinois driving a silver Chrysler 200 failed to slow down and rear-ended the Dodge.
The driver of the Chrysler and one of her passengers were injured in the collision and transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. No other injuries were reported in the accident. The driver of the Chrysler was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rear-End Accidents in Illinois
Rear-end collisions are the most commonly reported type of accident according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Statistics show that nearly 29% of reported collisions involve rear-end impacts. There are an estimated 1.7 million rear-end collisions reported annually across the United States, making up a significant portion of injuries and fatalities each year. Nearly 87% of rear-end crashes are caused by distracted drivers.
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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