Romeoville, IL (October 7, 2020) – A multi-vehicle accident resulted in confirmed injuries in the Romeoville area on Monday, October 5.
The accident reportedly occurred near the intersection of Ridgewood Avenue and Independence Boulevard at around 12:05 p.m. that afternoon. According to local reports, a Chevrolet Trailblazer was facing west on Ridgewood Avenue, waiting for traffic to pass and make a left turn onto Independence Boulevard. The Chevy attempted to cross the intersection when it was hit by a southbound Mercedes.
The Chevrolet overturned due to the impact, and the Mercedes veered right, striking a third vehicle, a Honda HRV. The Honda struck the median and overturned onto its roof. The occupants of the Chevrolet and the Honda were hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
No charges have been filed at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Illinois
People are killed and injured daily in car crashes across Illinois. The Illinois Department of Transportation monitors and records the number of car accidents reported across the state each year. There were 281,788 car accidents reported across the state in 2011, an average of 772 collisions per day. That year, 84,172 people were injured in Illinois car crashes, with nine people being injured each hour. Of those injured, nearly 12,000 suffered debilitating injuries that left them unable to walk or perform routine tasks.
If you have been injured in an Illinois car crash, you have the right to pursue a negligence claim for your injuries. Anyone who gets behind the wheel has to exercise reasonable care to obey the traffic laws of the State of Illinois. Failure to do so may constitute negligence and give rise to a claim for lost damages for the injured party. The personal injury claim is a long and confusing process for those with little experience in the law, but you do not have to do it alone.
A qualified Illinois car crash attorney can help injured victims protect their legal rights after an accident by pursuing a claim for damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. can bring our comprehensive knowledge to represent clients in nearly all types of personal injury cases in Illinois. If you have been injured by a negligent driver in an Illinois car accident, call us today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case.
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