Hancock Co, IL (October 27, 2020) – A 32-year-old woman was killed and 19 others were injured following a hayride crash in rural Hancock County on Saturday, October 24.
According to local reports, 41-year-old Wayne York of Nauvoo, Illinois was driving a tractor pulling a wagon on a rural roadway. At around 9 p.m., York lost control of the vehicle and slid into a nearby ravine, causing the hayride to overturn. Three adults and 16 children were on board at the time of the accident.
One woman, later identified as Amy Swinderman of Hamilton, Illinois, was killed in the accident. Nineteen other riders were injured, including a one-year-old. An initial report found that the tractor being used was too small.
York was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Amy Swinderman at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
Every day, someone is killed in a serious car accident in Illinois, and car crashes are the leading contributors to death and serious for Illinois residents. There were nearly 772 car accidents reported daily across the state in 2011, with a total of 281,778 car accidents taking place in Illinois that year according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. That year, a total of 918 people were killed in Illinois car crashes, with nearly two people dying each day.
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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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