Annawan, IL (November 21, 2020) – Two drivers were killed following a three-vehicle collision in Annawan on Saturday morning, November 21.
The deadly car accident reportedly occurred on Interstate 80 at around 12:12 a.m. that morning. Local reports revealed that a Chicago driver was traveling westbound on the highway in a 2003 Chevrolet Monte Carlo at the time of the accident. For unknown reasons, the vehicle traveled into the eastbound lanes and collided head-on with a 2004 Cadillac DeVille driven by a man from Peru, Illinois.
A 2013 Freightliner tractor-trailer driven by 42-year-old Ryszard Kustwan of Justice, Illinois was unable to stop and struck both vehicles. The drivers of both vehicles were pronounced dead at the scene. Kustwan was uninjured in the collision.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Crashes in Illinois
Head-on crashes are some of the most fatal types of collisions possible. Each year, head-on crashes are involved in nearly 2.1% of reported car crashes. However, head-on impacts are involved in nearly 10% of deadly traffic accidents each year. In most cases, these accidents are caused by reckless or inattentive drivers who drive into oncoming traffic. Head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate, considerably higher than other types of accidents.
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 Kmlltdlaw.com, 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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