Woman Seriously Injured In Round Lake Car Accident on Route 134 by Harrison Avenue
Personal Injury - August 31, 2022
Woman Seriously Injured In Round Lake Collision With Pickup Truck On Route 34 By Harrison Avenue
ROUND LAKE, ILLINOIS (August 30, 2022) – A woman was seriously injured in a Round Lake car accident with a pickup truck along Route 34 by Harrison Avenue.
Lake County officials are saying that the collision took place around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday. The driver of a pickup truck rear-ended a Kia which was then pushed into a Toyota.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. The driver of the Kia was unconscious and taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
Police said that there is no evidence that the pickup truck driver tried to stop prior to the crash. A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability In Round 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 a number of factors that could potentially contribute to a car accident.
- Distracted driving
- Inclement weather
- Poor road conditions
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid collisions. Many accidents are due to drivers that are speeding. Pursuant to Illinois Vehicle Code 625, 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. There is a rebuttable presumption of negligence on the part of any driver that rear-ends another vehicle in their own lane. Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious injuries including:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
It is important that there is a thorough investigation following any accident. Skid marks in the roadway can help indicate if a driver ever attempted to stop. Most intersections are also covered by surveillance footage. Unfortunately, though, drivers will often fight hard to deny liability for any collision. This is why it is so important that evidence is properly preserved.
Investigating An Illinois Car Accident
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the people injured in this collision. This was a preventable crash that should have never taken place. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured due to the negligence of another driver? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. 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 an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.