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Crash in Henry County kills 1, injures another

On Behalf of | Aug 7, 2022 | Serious Personal Injury

One of the greatest threats when driving on two-lane roads in Illinois or anywhere else is the potential for becoming involved in a head-on accident. Any number of reasons can cause a driver to drift over the centerline and collide with another vehicle coming from the opposite direction. Head-on collisions can cause tremendous devastation and seriously injure or kill the occupants of the vehicles. Such seem to be the case in a recent car crash in Henry County. 

Details regarding the incident  

The crash happened around 9:40 a.m. the morning of Aug. 1. The accident happened on Route 6 close to 200 East and involved two vehicles. One was a Cadillac XTS driven by a 78-year-old man from Rock Island, the other was a Ford Expedition driven by a 33-year-old woman from Geneseo. 

Reportedly, the man crossed the center line and collided with the woman’s car head-on. The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Sadly, the man who reportedly caused the wreck died at the scene. The accident is still under investigation. 

Seeking compensation 

Since preliminary reports state the man was responsible for causing the accident, the injured woman may pursue civil action in order to recoup damages. Considering the man passed away in the crash, his estate can still be named in any lawsuits that arise. In order to increase her chances of obtaining the maximum amount of compensation possible, the injured woman will want to work closely with an experienced personal injury attorney in Illinois for assistance.