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Piatt County Crash on I-72

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police reported that a two-vehicle collision occurred on Interstate 72 traveling westbound at milepost 172 in Piatt County. According to the report, a 2004 White Pontiac Grand Prix

was traveling eastbound on I-72 at milepost 172. The Pontiac Grand Prix began to lose control due to rain on the roadway and skid out of control. It drove through the center median and struck the front of a 1998 Yellow Volvo Truck-Tractor Semi-Trailer that was traveling westbound on I-72 at milepost 172. The driver of the Grand Prix, a 35-year-old male from Decatur, IL, was transported to an area hospital with injuries. There was a 25-year-old female from Chicago, IL riding as a passenger in the Grand Prix who was also transported to the hospital. The drive of the Truck-Tractor Semi-Trailer, a 56-year-old male from Elmhurst, IL, was not transported to the hospital. As a result of the investigation, the driver of the Grand Prix was cited for Failure to Reduce Speed to Avoid an Accident and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle as well as a charge of Possession of Open Alcohol by Passenger.

Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions you take, you may still find yourself involved in an accident due to the actions of others on the road. If you are injured as a driver or passenger in a motor vehicle accident, there are a few things you should do to make sure you protect yourself. Immediately after a collision, you should make sure that you are physically fine and make sure to seek medical attention if needed. If you do not need to immediately need to seek medical attention, you should pull over to a safe area where you can call the police to report the collision and take pictures of the damage. After an accident, it is common for the insurance to reach out but it is in your best interest to discuss the details of the incident with an attorney before making a recorded statement.

The experienced car accident attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C. are well versed in these situations and they will work diligently to get you the compensation that you deserve, make sure medical bills are being taken care of, and handle correspondence with insurance companies to help make sure you receive what you are entitled to. To speak to an attorney about your unique situation, contact us at (217) 328-2828 or through our live chat feature. The initial consultation to explain your situation with an attorney is always free and our clients pay nothing out of pocket as all injury matters are worked on under a contingency basis where nothing is paid unless we are able to recover on behalf of our clients.