Chicago, IL (May 7, 2024) – New information on a three-car collision on U.S. Route 40 on Monday has been released by the Illinois State Police and the Effingham County Coroner, confirming that one person is deceased and another is seriously injured.

Following an inquiry, it was discovered that a vehicle was heading east on U.S. 40 while a pickup truck was traveling south on North 450th Street when the two collided. A 34-year-old Altamont man was critically injured and transported to a hospital for medical attention. One of the drivers was also rushed to a hospital but later passed away. The road was blocked for over four hours as emergency personnel and the police handled the on-scene inquiry. ISP said that the investigation is still underway in the interim.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family. Our thoughts are extended to the injured victims and their loved ones. We hope for their full recovery at this time.

Multi-Vehicle Crashes in Chicago

There may be more than one driver at fault in an accident involving more than two cars. Without giving it much attention, we often hear on the news about multiple car crashes on the Kennedy Expressway, I-57, or other Chicago thoroughfares. However, the extent of the injuries, expenditures, and property damage may be startling if you are involved as a driver in a multi-car collision. For instance, millions of dollars are spent on repairs each year after these severe collisions.

Thankfully, after a multi-vehicle wreck, our knowledgeable, compassionate personal injury lawyers at the Romaker Law Firm in Chicago are available to address any concerns you may have. If another driver’s negligence caused you to suffer injuries in a preventable vehicle accident, do not hesitate to pursue the justice you are entitled to.

Here at the Romaker Law Firm, our auto accident attorneys in the Chicago area will meet with you and yours during a free consultation. For more than two decades, we have battled to ensure that Chicagoans get fair compensation for their injuries sustained in an accident occurring through no fault of their own.

Contact our car accident lawyers in Chicagoland at 312-377-7000 to learn more about how to move forward after an auto accident that’s occurred through no fault of your own. You and your family deserve justice after a crash has left you with injuries and other serious damages.

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