Sauget, IL (November 18, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision on Saturday, November 14, in Sauget left one man dead.
Local reports revealed that the deadly collision occurred in the 3000 block of Mississippi Avenue at around 2 a.m. that morning. According to reports from the Illinois State Police, 31-year-old Tashorn Napper of Cahokia, Illinois was stopped on the road near a set of railroad tracks at the time of the crash. For unknown reasons, a pickup truck collided with the rear of Napper’s vehicle.
Napper sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. The identity of the other driver has not been released.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Toshorn Napper at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Rear-End Accidents in Illinois
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rear-end collisions are the most commonly reported type of crash. An estimated 29% of collisions reported annually involve rear-end impacts, accounting for nearly 1.7 million crashes each year. These collisions contribute to thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries. In most cases, the driver from the rear is at fault for these types of crashes.
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 /, 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 877-930-2551 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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