Angelo Pleotis Injured In Crystal Lake Car Accident At Home On Heather Drive
Personal Injury - July 31, 2022
Angelo Pleotis Seriously Injured In Crystal Lake Car Accident While Taking Shower After SUV Drove Into His House On Heather Drive
CRYSTAL LAKE, ILLINOIS (July 31, 2022) – A man identified as Angelo Pleotis was in the shower when a car rammed into his Crystal Lake home on Heather Drive leaving him seriously injured.
McHenry County officials are saying that the accident took place around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. The driver of an SUV drove off the road and through the garage of a house before becoming airborne.
The SUV kept going before hitting Angelo Pleotis while he was in the shower on the second floor. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim.
The man in the shower was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. His son said that he will most likely need to undergo several back surgeries and may never walk again.
A crane was needed in order to remove the SUV from the home. Both the garage and the house are now considered structurally unstable.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time. You can help support Angelo Pleotis through GoFundMe.
Liability In Crystal Lake Car Accidents
Car accidents remain one of the leading causes of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “more than 32,000 people are killed and 2 million are injured each year from motor vehicle crashes. In 2013, the US crash death rate was more than twice the average of other high-income countries.” There are many different factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident.
- Drunk driving
- Inclement weather
- Driver distraction
- Driver fatigue
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. A large portion of collisions are due to drivers that are speeding. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5, no person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed greater than would be safe or reasonable given the prevailing conditions of the road. Any person that causes an accident while speeding could potentially face civil liability for their actions. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
Any person that is injured due to the negligence of another driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. It is important that medical records and evidence are properly preserved after any accident. A personal injury attorney can examine the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating An Illinois Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to Angelo Pleotis who was injured in this Crystal Lake collision. It is our sincere hope that he will be able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. City officials should take measures to curb the amount of speeding that is done in this area.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of another driver? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.