Hancock Co, IL (October 21, 2020) – Two people suffered injuries following a single-vehicle accident in Hancock County on Sunday, October 18.
The crash reportedly occurred on IL-9 near County Road 3060 East at around 11:33 a.m. that morning. According to local reports, a vehicle traveling east on IL-9 failed to navigate a curve due to wet weather. The vehicle left the roadway and spun around, striking a nearby ditch on the passenger side.
There were two people inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. The occupants were later identified as 24-year-old Briana J. Brown of Galesburg, Illinois, the driver, and 24-year-old Grant D. Bland of Colchester, Illinois. Both were taken to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Grant D. Bland, Briana J. Brown, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Crashes in Illinois
Serious car accidents happen every day in Illinois, leaving crash victims suffering from serious injuries. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 281,788 car accidents reported across the state in 2011. On average, there were 772 car accidents reported daily that year. In those crashes, there were 84,172 people injured in Illinois car crashes, with nearly nine people being injured each hour.
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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