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Odell Man Killed in Pickup Truck Accident

It has seemed as though this winter has been never-ending. Even now, past the first day of spring, Illinois has experienced freezing temperatures. This past week, we even saw some overnight snow. Unfortunately, this persistent winter has caused more truck and car accidents.

According to an article by the Pantagraph, an Odell resident was killed this Tuesday in a one-vehicle crash. The accident occurred on Interstate 55 south of Dwight, Illinois. Livingston County authorities pronounced the man dead at the scene of the accident. According to the police, the man was heading north on Interstate 55 when he lost control of his pickup truck on the slippery highway and overturned into the median.

Unfortunately, this was not the only accident. The overnight early spring snow left a layer of ice on many roads throughout Illinois. According to the same article, this accident was one of six handled by local authorities of Pontiac. Another accident had occurred on Interstate 74 near Carlock and involved several vehicles.

As always, our attorneys stress to use even more caution than normal when driving in bad weather conditions, if you absolutely must drive at all. According to The Weather Channel, you should be especially careful when driving during or after snowfall. Decrease your speed so that you can both maintain control of your vehicle and allow yourself to stop safely. Furthermore, stopping in snowy weather requires more distance and time. That is why you should allow yourself three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.

Accidents happen. Sometimes one’s own personal actions lead them to suffer injuries; in other instances people may suffer as a result of the careless or reckless behaviors of another individual. Our attorneys have helped seriously victims of truck and motor vehicle accidents caused by driver negligence since 1992. It is our mission to help those who have suffered personal injuries obtain the justice and compensation that they deserve. Crashes can cause severe injuries, such as broken bones, concussions, etc., that may take a long time to heal and cause the victim to lose work. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another driver, it is important that you talk to an experienced personal injury attorney. In a personal injury lawsuit you may be able to obtain compensatory and/or punitive damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and suffering. Contact our firm today for a free consultation, and we would be happy to discuss your claims with you.