Timothy Geroulis Injured In Ogle County Car Accident On Interstate 39
Automobile Accidents - April 29, 2023
Timothy Geroulis, of Plainfield, Michelle Geroulis, Robert Nudera, James Gregory and Allison Anderson Injured In Ogle County Head-On Car Accident On Interstate 39
OGLE COUNTY, ILLINOIS (April 29, 2023) – Timothy Geroulis was listed as one of four people injured in an Ogle County semi-truck accident along Interstate 39.
Ogle County officials are saying that the incident took place around 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday. A driver in the northbound lanes crossed into opposing traffic and collided head-on with a Toyota Rav4 driven by Timothy Geroulis.
The force of the impact caused the Rav4 to become airborne before it hit a Chevy Malibu driven by James Gregory. Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help all of the victims.
Timothy Geroulis and two passengers in the Rav4 identified as Michelle Geroulis and Robert Nudera were taken to the hospital. James Gregory and a passenger in the Malibu identified as Allison Anderson were also hospitalized.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Ogle County Head-On Car Accidents
Head-on car accidents are among the most dangerous types of collisions that a person can be involved in. They account for only around 2% of all collisions but over 11% of all traffic fatalities. According to the FMCSA, “Elements that influence the occurrence of a crash may take place hours, days, or months before the crash. They include driver training and experience, vehicle design and manufacture, highway condition and traffic signaling, and weather conditions.” There are many steps that drivers should take in order to avoid collisions.
- Drivers should be well-rested before heading out onto the road.
- Drivers should abstain from alcohol and other intoxicating substances.
- Drivers should periodically have their vehicle inspected.
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Pursuant to (625 ILCS 5/11-701), “a vehicle shall be driven in the right-hand lane available for traffic, or as close as practicable to the right hand curb or edge of the roadway, except when overtaking and passing another vehicle proceeding in the same direction.” If a driver crosses into opposing lanes of traffic, this could form the basis of a negligence claim. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Car accidents can be one of the most disruptive events that most people will ever go through. They may need to take extended periods of time off of work. Victims are also often left with very high medical bills. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a bodily injury claim. It is important that all evidence is preserved after any collision. Evidence is what will ultimately be needed to demonstrate liability for any crash.
Investigating An Ogle County Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to Timothy Geroulis, Michelle Geroulis, Robert Nudera, James Gregory and Allison Anderson. It is our sincere hope that everyone is able to make a full recovery. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to investigators.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in an Ogle County car accident? Our team of consumer safety advocates are here for you. 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 incident we may be able to help. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.