Police Investigating Fatal Crash on Interstate 24 in Johnson County, Illinois

JOHNSON COUNTY, IL- Wsiltv.com writes that a fatal accident took place on Interstate 24 on Thursday, December 27, 2018, in Johnson County. Reports indicate that a driver of a 2019 Infiniti Q70 was heading east on Interstate 24 at about 4:15 in the afternoon. The driver veered out of the eastbound lanes, over the median and into the westbound lanes where the Infiniti struck a 1998 Toyota Sienna head-on. The Infiniti then drifted off the road and struck a tree.*

The driver of the Infiniti was taken to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead. A passenger traveling in the Infiniti was not injured in the collision. The individuals in the Toyota only suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Head-on collisions are some of the most horrific accidents. Unfortunately, it is surprisingly easy for a vehicle to travel over the center line of many roads and enter oncoming traffic. For drivers traveling in the correct directions, someone else’s momentary failure to focus on the road could mean that the other vehicle enters their lane giving them no time to react or avoid the crash.

Drivers who drift across the center lane might do so simply because they were drowsy or distracted. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), when a vehicle is traveling at 55 miles per hour, it will cover the span of a football field in5 seconds. When a person sends or reads a text message on their phone, it typically takes their attentionoff the roadway for about 5 seconds,meaning the vehicle will cover a lot of territory with no one looking at the road. This can easily end in a tragic collision.

If you or a loved one have been harmed in an accident in Johnson County or anywhere in the State of Illinois, contact Stein & Shulman, LLC for your free case review.

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