Anthony Herrera Killed In Fox Lake Head-On Car Accident on Highway 12
Automobile Accidents - September 10, 2023
Anthony Herrera, of Wauconda, Died In Fox Lake Wrong Way Collision Along Highway 12 Near Route 134
FOX LAKE, ILLINOIS (September 10, 2023) – A man identified as Anthony Herrera has tragically died in a Fox Lake head-on car accident along Highway 12.
Lake County officials are saying that the accident took place around 9:39 p.m. on Thursday. A black Cadillac SUV was traveling south in the northbound lanes of traffic when it collided with a Ford van driven by Anthony Herrera.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victims. Sadly, Anthony Herrera died due to his injuries.
A full investigation into the crash remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Illinois Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions are among the most dangerous types of accidents that a person can be involved in. They account for only around 2% of all collisions but over 11% of all traffic fatalities. Two vehicles traveling at 40 mph hitting one another head-on is similar to one vehicle hitting a brick wall at 80 mph. There are a number of factors that could contribute to a head-on collision.
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
- Driver intoxication
Head-on collisions are nearly always avoidable and typically involve traffic violations. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-701, it is illegal to drive on the wrong side of the road. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that crosses into opposing lanes of traffic and hits another vehicle. There are many steps that should be taken after any car accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
It has been estimated that nearly 94% of all collisions involve some amount of driver error. Victims of car accidents are protected by a number of rights. The family of any person that died in a car accident may be able to seek some measure of accountability through a wrongful death claim. It is crucial that all evidence is properly preserved after any incident. At the end of the day, evidence is what will ultimately paint a clear picture of what happened.
Investigating Fox Lake Head-On Collisions
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the family of Anthony Herrera. This was a preventable tragedy that should not have taken place. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Do you need more information about a Fox Lake car accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need a free, independent investigation into any collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.