Another car crash on Meadows Ave. in East Peoria took a woman’s life on Wednesday. The coroner of Peoria announced Wednesday evening at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center that Norene McMahon, 48 of Washington, was deceased. The second driver has been hospitalized as a result, and their condition is not known at this time. An autopsy is scheduled for today to determine what injury resulted in McMahon's death.
Residents grow increasingly concerned with the increase in fatal vehicle crashes on Meadows Ave. Is it considered a dangerous road? Some definitions of dangerous roads: uncompromising curves, narrow lanes, the inability to see far in front of you. Did you know that just adding one foot to a lane can decrease accidents by 12%? Further widening of a lane by 2-4 feet can further reduce accidents by an impressive 23-40%. Combine that with an increase in shoulder width and that percentage will further increase. Are cities looking at these statistics when building roadways?
Rest assured that the attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth consider these factors when a client comes to them for their free consultation. Meyerkord & Kurth successfully represented two cases in one year where defective roadways were to blame resulting in a combined total of more than $1,000,000 paid in claims. When someone suffers as a result of a dangerous road, the expense can be astronomical due to hospital bills, loss of vehicle and sadly loss of life.
If you believe you are a victim of a dangerous road accident, please let Meyerkord & Kurth assist you in providing you financial compensation for any damages or loss. Contact us to receive a free no-obligation consultation.