When drivers on the roadway are impatient, they may find themselves making decisions that could put themselves and others in harm’s way. Some drivers may attempt to pass a slower vehicle in a no-passing zone, or they may use lanes that are not designated for passing. When such actions are taken, other driver’s may not be able to avoid becoming involved in a serious car accident.
It was recently reported that a crash in Illinois involved three vehicles. Apparently, a woman was traveling west when she slowed her vehicle in order to make a left turn. However, before she was able to make the turn, a tractor trailer that had been traveling behind her tried to pass her vehicle by using the right turn lane. The woman’s car was then hit in the rear by another vehicle, which then also hit the tractor trailer.
The woman was the only person injured in the crash. She was reported as being 39 years old, and she was transported to an area medical center for treatment. The extent of her injuries was unknown, but they were not considered to be life-threatening. It was mentioned that charges were pending at the time of the report.
If the woman was seriously injured in the car accident, she could face considerable setbacks as well as pain and suffering from those injuries. As a result, she may wish to consider filing a legal claim against the driver considered at fault for the Illinois crash. A personal injury claim may allow her to seek compensation for damages permitted under state law.
Source: sj-r.com, “Three-vehicle crash on Illinois 29 near Edinburg“, Dec. 10, 2015