Intersections are often considered dangerous areas of the roadway as multiple streets and directions converge at a single spot. These areas are often outfitted with traffic signals or signs to help drivers better navigate. However, these signals and signs are not always heeded, and as a result, a driver may fail to stop when necessary. Too often, such an action leads to a car accident.
It was recently reported that a car accident took place in Illinois at an intersection. The driver of a van — who was reported as being 19 years old — was traveling east when he failed to stop at a posted stop sign. As a result, the driver traveled into the intersection and collided with another vehicle that was traveling south.
The driver of the southbound vehicle was critically injured in the collision. He was transported by helicopter to a hospital to be treated. The driver of the van reportedly did not suffer any injuries as a result of the crash. It was mentioned that he received a citation for not stopping at the stop sign. Authorities do not believe that alcohol played a role in the incident.
Because this Illinois car accident resulted in an individual suffering serious injuries, the injured party could have cause to file a personal injury claim. If such a claim is filed and is successful, the injured victim could be awarded compensation for damages that resulted from the accident, such as medical expenses and pain and suffering. Information on such civil claims could aid in an interested party’s pursuit of restitution.
Source: gazettextra.com, “Franklin man in critical condition after accident at highway 140, 67 intersection”, Andrea Anderson, May 14, 2015