Springfield, IL (5-11-15)-Winter may be over, but there are other adverse weather conditions, such as heavy rain that can lead to a serious accident. In fact, AAA estimates that rain contributes to approximately 1.2 million auto collisions each year and sometimes those collisions can be fatal. Such is the case of a recent Illinois collision that left two people dead.
KSDK-TV reports that on Friday, just after 1 p.m. when heavy rains began to fall in central Illinois, a pickup truck ran off the road, killing both passengers. After sliding off the road, the truck, driven by 71-year-old Anthony Biondo, then rolled over, landing on its side.
Biondo was pronounced dead on the scene. His passenger 53-year-old Roseanne Dennis was rushed to the hospital, but later died.
The Belleview News Democrat reports that both victims died of blunt force trauma.
Police suspect Biondo lost control because his vehicle hydroplaned in the short, heavy burst of rain which reportedly caused two other accidents in the region, according the News Democrat. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured in these crashes.
Since driving is a daily routine, motorists can easily become complacent when it comes to safety. Motorists have no control over the weather, but they do have control over their actions behind the wheel. When heavy rains and other bad weather can create very adverse road conditions and motorists have a responsibility to cater their driving habits and do their best to avoid a major collision when these conditions are present. It’s easy to forget that our cars can quickly become a weapon in adverse conditions and can cause serious bodily harm. Drivers are not excused from liability if they cause an accident involving injury or death even if road conditions as less than ideal.
If a driver is engaging in potentially dangerous habits such as speeding or following too closely in bad weather and harms another, that driver may be responsible for covering any accident-related expenses their victims incur. Accident victims can turn to a Springfield personal injury lawyer to work on their accident claim and ensure they recover the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.
A serious traffic accident can turn a person’s life upside down and burden the victims with costly medical bills. It’s not fair for an accident victim or their surviving family members. USAttorneys has a team of experienced accident attorneys across Illinois dedicated to getting their clients a generous settlement for their injuries or untimely loss.
Accident victims face many struggles on their road to recovery, if they recover at all. Our Illinois accident attorneys want to make certain that securing an injury claim is not a struggle for the accident victims they represent. They will do the work it takes to ensure a reckless drivers takes financial responsibility for the pain and financial burdens they inflict on innocent motorists. Contact an attorney today and get their professional advice on the best way to pursue their injury or wrongful death claim.
 

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