Woodstock, IL (October 22, 2020) – An early morning accident in Woodstock on Wednesday, October 21, left one man dead and another woman seriously injured.
According to reports from local authorities, a 37-year-old man from Callao, Missouri was traveling south on Sugar Grove Road near IL-103 at the time of the crash. The man failed to yield at a stop sign and collided with another vehicle traveling west on IL-103 at around 6:50 a.m. The driver of the other vehicle was identified as 31-year-old Brianna Arenz of Beardstown, Illinois.
The impact caused Arenz’s vehicle to be pushed across the road while the other car left the roadway. The Missouri man suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. Arenz was transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Stop Sign Accidents in Illinois
Stop signs are meant to make the roadways safer for everyone, but many drivers fail to follow traffic control devices and cause catastrophic collisions. Each year, an estimated 2,967 roadway fatalities are reported annually caused by stop-sign runners in the United States. Nearly 45% of these accidents involve failure to obey and 48% are caused by the failure to yield. Intersections are the site of nearly one-quarter of deadly collisions reported each year.
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 Chicago, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Chicago 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 a Chicago car crash. If you have been unfairly injured in an Illinois car accident, contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to discuss your case today.
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