On behalf of Frederick & Hagle posted in Car Accidents on Monday, July 16, 2012.of
A head-on crash in Champaign seriously injured a woman and shut down a major road for over four hours recently. The 27-year-old allegedly responsible for the car crash is now facing criminal charges and is expected to be formally charged once he is released from the hospital. The injured woman was transported to Carle Hospital after sustaining severe injuries. A news report on the day following the collision did not provide an update on her condition.
The accused man was allegedly driving erratically on the eastbound side of the road he failed to stop at a stop sign. He then collided with a westbound car. Two witnesses came forward with information about the car crash. Police are still in the process of investigating exactly what happened.
The man believed responsible has already received citations for driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving. He was also accused of improper lane usage, disobeying a stop sign and operating an uninsured vehicle. There is a possibility the man could face further charges in this car crash if the woman does not survive her injuries.
A car crash such as this one can be hard to understand, especially since it could have been so easily prevented. Now, because of one person’s allegedly poor decision, a woman is in a Champaign-area hospital fighting for her life. With medical bills looming and a long recovery period in front of her, the woman may wish to assess her rights to pursue a personal injury claim seeking reimbursement for any damages sustained from the crash. While the possibility exists of a criminal punishment if a conviction is achieved on the charges presented, the woman may also elect to move forward with a legal claim through the Illinois civil court system.
Source: News-Gazette.com, “Man, woman in hospital after head-on crash in Champaign,” Mary Schenk, July 5, 2012