Sangamon Co, IL (November 10, 2020) – A multi-vehicle collision in Sangamon County on Monday morning, November 9, resulted in the death of one woman.
The site of the crash was reportedly located near the intersection of IL-54 and Farmingdale Road. According to reports from the Illinois State Police, the collision began when a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Steven Mars of Springfield, Illinois veered into oncoming traffic while traveling west on the highway. Mars then sideswiped a car driven by 29-year-old Kayla Turner before colliding head-on with another vehicle.
The driver of the third vehicle, 38-year-old Annisa Bartletti, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Mars was transported to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries and cited for improper lane usage and failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.
No further injuries were reported. An ongoing investigation into the accident is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Annisa Bartletti 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
Certain types of vehicle collisions are more likely to result in fatal injuries. Head-on crashes are particularly lethal and have a significantly higher fatality rate than other types of accidents. Statistics show that head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate. Despite only making up roughly 2% of reported car crashes each year, head-on impacts are involved in an estimated 10% of fatal crashes in the United States.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At Kmlltdlaw, we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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