On the morning of May 24, 2017, two men were killed in a head-on collision in unincorporated Riley Township in the northwest suburbs, authorities say.
At approximately 5:28 a.m., a 1999 Volkswagen Jetta was heading northbound on U.S. Route 20, north of Harmony Road. The driver then apparently lost control of the sedan and veered into the southbound lanes, colliding with a 2013 Ford F-550 Super Duty pickup truck and forcing both vehicles off the road.
Though the airbags deployed and all parties involved were wearing seatbelts, the unidentified driver of the Volkswagen, a 31-year-old Elgin man, was killed, along with his 35-year-old male passenger, also from Elgin. Neither the driver nor the passenger in the Ford was injured.
The Major Crash Investigation Unit of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the collision.
According to a report by the National Transportation Safety Board, head-on collisions are among the dangerous. In fact, they are statistically the most fatal type of auto accident because the combined speeds of the two vehicles can cause an extraordinarily violent impact.
GWC Injury Lawyers prosecutes a wide variety of injury cases throughout Illinois, including those involving head-on collisions, workers’ compensation, construction accidents, medical malpractice, and product liability. If you or your loved one has been injured, in a head-on collision or by some other means, please contact our office for a free legal consultation to see if you may be eligible for financial compensation for your injuries.