One Person Airlifted Following Crash Between Semi and Car in I-57

MARION, IL- writes that a collision took place in the northbound lanes of Interstate 57 on Wednesday night. The crash involved a large truck and a passenger car.

The incident occurred at around 5 in the evening when a Chevrolet Silverado rear-ended a semi-truck that was waiting to enter a weight station close to Marion.

The driver of the Chevrolet, David Keith, 26, of Belton, Kentucky, was transported to the Deaconess Hospital, which is located in Indiana. Keith’s injuries were described as “incapacitating.”

The man driving the truck, Louis Fontanez, 41, of Lexington, Nebraska, was not injured seriously in the collision.

Keith and Fontanez both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The Illinois State Police is investigating the crash and hasstated that charges are pending.

Rear-end crashes are common and can be deadly. Every year, about 17,000 people die in this type of accident. In most cases, driver inattention is the cause of rear-end crashes. If a vehicle is following too closely behindother vehicles, this too can lead to these kinds of accidents.

Given that most rear-end crashes are simply caused by human error, the best way to prevent these crashes is through the useof technology. Crash prevention technology has proven useful in significantly lowering the risk of rear-end accidents. Some technology simply alerts drivers when they are getting too close to another vehicle or object, but the more effective types of crash avoidance systems are able to apply the brakes themselves.

Agencies are now pushing to have these toolscome standard in all new vehicles in the same way that seatbelts come standard in all vehicles at no added cost to the consumer.

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