A man has sadly lost his life in a motor vehicle collision in Hartford. In addition, another individual suffered injuries due to the collision. The unfortunate incident took place on a recent Tuesday evening between a couple of pickup trucks.
Events leading up to the accident
The tragic accident occurred at around 4 p.m. along Illinois Route 3. According to authorities, a pickup truck driver tried to cross the route from 7th Street. All of a sudden, a second pickup truck struck the first truck broadside.
Police reported that the first truck landed near a tree not far from the roadway as a result of the impact of the crash. The driver of this truck ended up passing away in the collision. Meanwhile, the second truck’s driver suffered injuries not deemed life threatening.
How an attorney can help
Police may determine that the driver of the first truck caused the Illinois accident due to negligent driving, such as improperly crossing lanes. In this situation, the injured driver of the second truck might choose to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of financial damages. Even though the driver of the first truck passed away in the crash, the personal injury claim may still be filed against his estate as well as anyone with an ownership interest in the automobile he was driving at the time of the wreck. Monetary damages stemming from a successfully litigated claim may help the injured driver to cover any losses related to the collision, such as the loss of wages as well as medical bills.