Driving on two-lane roads in Illinois is not without its share of risks. One of the most common reasons for vehicle accidents on two-lane roads involves one vehicle crossing into the path of oncoming traffic. When this happens, it can cause very serious accidents, including head-on collisions, and such seems to be the case in a recent crash near the Union and Alexander County line.
Details regarding crash
Around 9:30 a.m. on June 20, the driver of an SUV was heading north along Route 3. For reasons unknown, the driver lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the southbound lane of the road. As a result, the vehicle side-swiped a GMC pickup, and semi-truck behind the pickup in an attempt to avoid a collision side-swiped the SUV. The SUV then struck a Ford pickup head-on.
The driver of the Ford pickup was pronounced dead at the scene. The 53-year-old driver of the SUV, a woman, was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. The 21-year-old driver of the semi and the 67-year-old driver of the GMC pickup were reportedly unharmed.
Considering the SUV driver crossed into oncoming traffic, leading to the crash, the surviving family of the deceased motorist retain the right to pursue a wrongful death claim in pursuit of recovering documented monetary losses. Their lawsuit can name the driver as well as anyone else who had ownership interest in the SUV at the time of the crash. In order to increase their chances for obtaining the best outcome possible, affected parties will want to work with an experienced personal injury attorney in Illinois.