McDonough Co, IL (October 6, 2020) – There were multiple injuries reported after a two-vehicle collision in McDonough County on Sunday morning, October 4.
Reports from the Illinois State Police revealed that the accident occurred on US-67 at around 7:30 a.m. Local reports revealed that 32-year-old Carrie Powell of Macomb, Illinois was traveling northbound in a white 2012 Chevrolet sport-utility vehicle at the time of the accident. At the same time, 40-year-old Nathaniel Hoyle of Jacksonville, Illinois was also traveling northbound in a white 2004 Ford pickup truck.
Powell was reportedly traveling behind Howell, who slowed down on the highway due to a deer on the road. Powell failed to slow down and struck the rear of Hoyle’s vehicle. Powell, Hoyle, and 18-year-old Brandon Hoyle were hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
Powell was cited for failure to reduce speed and avoid an accident. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Nathaniel Hoyle, Carrie Powell, Brandon Hoyle, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Rear-End Crashes in Illinois
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear-end collisions are the most commonly reported type of car accident in the nation. Each year, nearly 29% of reported car accidents involve rear-end collisions. Statistics show that there are nearly 1.7 million rear-end crashes reported annually. An estimated 1,700 people are killed and 500,000 are injured in rear-end crashes each year.
Dealing with the aftermath of a serious Illinois car crash is a long and frustrating process, and many crash victims are unprepared to protect their rights. The financial impact of medical care, repair bills, and lost wages can be extremely disruptive to our lives and leave accident victims in a difficult financial and emotional situation. Unfortunately, when victims depend solely on insurance companies to recover lost compensation, they often feel even more alone and confused, making the situation even worse.
That is why you need a qualified Illinois car crash attorney fighting for your rights after being injured in an Illinois car accident. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients, and we have a proven track record helping the people of Illinois recover after a serious car accident. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois auto accident, give one of our qualified personal injury attorneys a call today at 877-930-2551 to see what we can do for you.
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