Illinois crash leads to fatal and other serious injuries
On behalf of Jeffrey Frederick of Frederick & Hagle posted in Truck Accidents on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.
A recent accident in Illinois took place between an SUV and a semi truck. It was reported that serious injuries resulted from the collision, and at least one individual died as an outcome. The crash occurred around 8:30 a.m. and led to the roadway being closed until 2:00 p.m.
Details about the accident were few, but it was reported that the incident was a head-on collision. It was unclear which driver may have been at fault for the incident. It was noted that there were at least two individuals in the SUV and apparently only the driver in the truck. It does not appear as if weather was a factor in the incident as it took place before snow and sleet entered the area.
The head-on collision resulted in the driver of the SUV suffering fatal injuries. He was reported as being 18 years old. The passenger in that vehicle was 20 years old, and that individual was in critical condition at the time of the crash. The driver of the semi truck did not suffer any injuries. Authorities will likely continue to investigate in order to gather more information.
If the truck driver is considered at fault for the accident and subsequent fatal and serious injuries, legal action could be warranted. The family of the deceased individual may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim. Similarly, the passenger who suffered critical injuries may wish to file a personal injury claim in order to seek compensation for damages resulting from the Illinois truck accident.
Source: wandtv.com, “Macon County Coroner identifies man who died in head-on crash“, Dec. 2, 2015