Three People Injured In Manhattan Car Accident on U.S. 52 By Baker Road
Automobile Accidents - May 31, 2023
Three Vehicle Collision In Manhattan Left Three People Injured By U.S. 52 by Baker Road
MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS (May 31, 2023) – At least three people were injured in a Manhattan car accident involving a pickup truck by the intersection of U.S. 52 and Baker Road.
Will County officials are saying that the accident took place on Monday. A pickup truck, a truck hauling lumber and a third vehicle were involved in a collision.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims. Three people were injured in the crash and one person was listed in critical condition.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Manhattan Car Accidents
Speeding remains one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2021, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” There are a number of factors that could contribute to a collision.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
- Driver fatigue
According to Illinois Vehicle Code Sec. 11-601, no person shall operate a motor 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.
If the driver of a vehicle was working at the time of a collision, the company that they were working for could be held at fault. Generally speaking, companies are liable for the wrongful actions of their employees – insofar as those employees were working within the course and scope of their job duties. there are many steps that should be taken after a car accident.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
Vehicle crashes tend to be very complex events. It is important that all evidence is preserved. Evidence is what will ultimately be needed to demonstrate liability for any crash. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A civil claim can help cover many of the expenses that come with a serious injury.
Investigating An Illinois Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to all of the people injured in this collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to 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? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.