Two women suffered critical injuries in a car accident near suburban Woodstock. At approximately 3:36 pm, a Chevrolet truck was heading east on Route 176 in unincorporated Dorr Township when it crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a Honda Civic and a Lexus Head-on according to the McHenry County sheriff’s office. A 17-year-old Hampshire boy was driving the Chevrolet, and his passenger were taken to a nearby hospital.
The driver of the Lexus, a 59-year-old woman and her passenger, a 37-year-old woman were also taken to a local hospital but one was transferred to another hospital in Park Ridge and the other to a hospital in Libertyville. Both women were in critical condition after the crash. The driver of the Honda was treated at the scene. (Chicago Sun Times)
This accident occurred in daylight on a Tuesday afternoon. The cause of the accident is still unknown, but there are several factors that cause head-on collisions such as:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Loss of control of the vehicle
- Drowsy driving
- Improper turning or passing
Head-on crash injuries can be serious
When two vehicles collide head-on into one another, the resulting crash and injuries can be devastating to those that survive. Some of the most common types of injuries from head-on car crashes include:
- Head injuries
- Injuries from the airbag
- Neck injuries
- Broken jaw and facial bones
- Broken bones
- Damage to internal organs
Consequences of a serious personal injury
A serious personal injury can have a negative impact on the rest of a person’s life. Whether you suffer a severe burn, broken bones or back or spinal cord injuries, you may require several surgeries and ongoing medical care. If you have suffered a serious injury, you may not be able to work, or do the job you did before the injury. After a significant injury, a person might require physical therapy and some counseling to deal with the psychological and emotional effects of the injury. If the accident or incident that caused the injury was because of the negligence or recklessness of another person, you can work with a Chicago personal injury attorney who can help you to pursue a claim to recover compensation for your injuries and losses.
If you have suffered a serious personal injury from a car crash or a slip and fall accident, you may benefit from the services of an experienced Chicago personal injury attorney from Gainsberg Law, P.C. We have earned a solid reputation for winning compensation for our injured clients. We are here to help you, too. You are welcome to call 312-600-9585 or fill out our contact form for a free consultation now.