Serious car accidents involving more than one vehicle can occur with what seems like no warning. One such multi-vehicle crash happened recently on an Illinois roadway. The car accident involved not only a car, but also a taxi and a tow truck. One person died as a result of the unfortunate incident.
Illinois police reported a five-car accident in Belleville on April 9 that resulted in a number of injuries. As many as five people were said to have been hospitalized as a result of the chain-reaction car accident. The incident occurred at approximately 3:45 in the afternoon at the intersection of Illinois 161 and Royal Heights Road. Two of the highway's eastbound lanes were closed for about an hour and a half after the collision.
A recent car accident in the northern part of the state brings up some important considerations for Southern Illinois residents who have been injured in multi-vehicle accidents. Police say that four drivers were involved in the crash, which ultimately sent six people to local hospitals. The vehicles involved in the multi-car crash collided almost simultaneously, and authorities have treated the collisions as one car accident.