Gallatin Co, IL (November 2, 2020) – Two passengers were injured on Monday, November 2, following a collision in Gallatin County.
The collision reportedly occurred at around 12:53 a.m. near the intersection of Ty Williams Drive and Calhoun Street in Equality, Illinois. Emergency responders were called to the scene of a crash with injuries. Local reports revealed that 26-year-old Thomas Pyle of Equality was traveling on the roadway when he crashed after swerving to avoid a deer.
The vehicle left the roadway and collided with a tree. Pyle was uninjured in the crash, but both his passengers suffered injuries in the collision and were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. Trevor Folk, 23, of Harrisburg, Illinois suffered life-threatening injuries, and 30-year-old Wendell Burger of Harrisburg was also injured.
Pyle was cited for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and for driving on the wrong side of the road. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Trevor Fulk, Wendell Burger, and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
High-Speed Crashes in Illinois
When drivers engage in reckless behavior behind the wheel, they are more likely to cause serious collisions. Despite the known dangers of speeding, it is extremely common on Illinois roadways. When drivers speed, they decrease their ability to safely control their vehicle, greatly increasing their risk of a crash. Each year, thousands of people are killed by speeding drivers, with a total of 9,378 people dying in 2018 alone.
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 Illinois, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Illinois 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 an Illinois 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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