On Saturday night, a Collinsville woman was killed in a head-on car crash. The accident happened in Jersey County, Illinois when the 26-year-old woman was operating her vehicle on Illinois Route 267. According to the authorities, the woman had attempted to pass a vehicle in front of her. As she crossed the center line into the opposite lane, she collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle. Tragically, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the other vehicle was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital and is listed in critical condition. The Illinois State Police is investigating the accident and did not indicate if alcohol was a factor in the crash.
The number of auto accidents that occur regularly is alarming and can justifiably cause concerns amongst motorists, pedestrians, and any person that has a loved one traveling. Every year 37,000 fatalities are caused by auto accidents. Vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, dangerous roadways, and reckless driving are all examples of negligence that are responsible for thousands of preventable auto accidents. Auto accidents can cause serious injuries that can alter an individual’s quality of life, as well as devastate families by claiming the life of their loved one.
If you have suffered injuries or lost a loved one in an auto accident, it is important to contact the St. Louis car accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys have handled thousands of accident cases with numerous circumstances. We will investigate your accident, gather all evidence, and determine the negligent party responsible for your damages. Once liability is established, we will fight to hold them accountable by recovering the maximum compensation available. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.