Rockford, IL (November 15, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision in Rockford on Saturday morning, November 14, left one man dead and another victim injured.
The accident reportedly took place at the 5600 block of N. Meridian Road at around 5:45 a.m. that morning. According to local sources, two vehicles were traveling in opposite directions on the roadway when they collided. One of the vehicles was engulfed in flames when authorities arrived.
An occupant of the flaming vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. The male driver of one of the vehicles was transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the crash is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is 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 his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Crashes in Illinois
Head-on collisions are involved in nearly 10% of fatal collisions reported annually across the United States, despite only making up roughly 2% of reported crashes each year. Statistics show that head-on crashes have a fatality rate of nearly 58%, considerably higher than other types of accidents. Even at low speeds, the impact of a head-on collision can be lethal. These accidents are often caused by distracted or negligent drivers.
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 /, 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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