Seven Injured In Three Vehicle Collision In Manhattan

Illinois State Police Investigating Manhattan Car Accident On US 52 By Becker Road That Injured Seven People

Seven Injured In Three Vehicle Collision In Manhattan

MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS (May 29, 2024) –  At least seven people were injured in a Manhattan three-vehicle collision along US 52 near Becker Road.

Will County officials are saying that the collision took place around 3:00 p.m. on Monday. Three vehicles were involved in a collision under uncertain conditions.

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. A total of seven people were injured in the crash and taken to the hospital.

A full investigation into the Manhattan car accident remains ongoing at this time.

Liability For Will County Car Accidents

Car accidents are a major cause of serious injury and death in the United States. According to the CDC, “In 2019, 36,355 persons in the United States were killed in motor vehicle crashes. The United States accounted for 51.4% of the deaths in this study but only 30.2% of the population.” There are several factors that could contribute to any car accident.

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Inclement weather
  • Poor road conditions

Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents in Illinois. According to Illinois Vehicle Code 625 ILCS 5/11-601, no person shall operate their vehicle at a speed greater than what would be reasonable or safe given the prevailing conditions of the roadway. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid hitting another vehicle, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Several steps should be taken after any car accident.

  • Eyewitnesses should be interviewed.
  • Medical records should be preserved.
  • Surveillance footage should be sought.
  • An experienced car accident attorney should be contacted.

The vast majority of car accidents are completely preventable. They tend to involve instances where drivers are distracted or violating traffic regulations. It is common for victims to not understand the severity of their injuries immediately after a crash. The aftermath of a collision can leave a person filled with adrenaline, which can mask pain.

Investigating Manhattan Car Accidents

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this Manhattan car accident. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Manhattan car accident? You may have legal recourse. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to help in any way that we can. We are deeply committed to helping accident victims get the medical and financial support that they need in order to recover. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.