The State-Journal Register reported today on a tragic Illinois car accident that killed two and injured four.
The two-vehicle accident struck in southern Illinois about five miles north of Greenfield in Green County, Illinois. Police reports indicate that a Chrysler Town & Country van was headed southbound on Illinois 267 when the driver lost control of the van on the wet pavement. The out-of-control van eventually crossed the center line and collided with another van headed in the opposite direction.
The first van was struck on the front of the passenger side of the vehicle. The impact sent the errant van back into the southbound lanes before flipping over. The second van was forced off the road in the collision, eventually sliding down an embankment and coming to rest against a tree.
The driver and passenger in the van that slipped on the pavement were killed. Two children in the backseat were severely injured. The driver and a passenger in the second van were also seriously injured but are expected to survive.
Drifting across lanes on roadways such as this remains a problem. When traffic heading in opposite directions at high speeds is separated by nothing more than a painted line on the road, there is a real risk of dangerous collisions.
Our Chicago car accident attorneys at Levin & Perconti are committed to helping victims of negligent driving and their families recover for their losses. For nearly two decades the firm has provided expert legal advice to fellow community members who have suffered at the hands of the carelessness of others. The inappropriate behavior occurs in a variety on contexts-at hospitals, nursing homes, and on our roadways. In all cases, however, we seek to ensure that victims and their families are respected, recourse is addressed, and abusers are held responsible.
Please contact our Illinois injury lawyers if you have been involved in an accident caused by another’s poor driving.
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