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Head-on Collision on Illinois 1 near Bismarck

A head-on collision occurred on Illinois 1, south of Vermilion County Road 2820 N, which is about a mile northwest of Bismark, at 7:45 a.m. on Friday morning. One person was killed, and a second was injured. A 47-year-old man was headed south when his car veered into the northbound lane, hitting another car head-on. His car then flipped and caught on fire. The driver of this vehicle died at the scene. The Vermilion County Coroner Jane McFadden, who performed an autopsy Saturday, identified the driver as James D. Callahan, 47, of Hoopeston. 

The northbound vehicle that was struck came to a stop in the middle of the road. The driver of the vehicle, a 29-year-old woman, was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. She was wearing a seatbelt. There has been no more information released about the driver of this vehicle. 

The accident caused Route 1 to be closed for several hours on Friday. The Illinois State Police and the Vermillion County Coroner’s office are investigating the accident. 

When car accidents like this one occur, it can be extremely devastating for all parties involved. If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident as a result of someone else’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation in order to help you deal with your injuries, property damages, emotional and/or physical suffering. The dedicated team of attorneys at Spiros Law P.C. will fight hard on your behalf in order to get you the compensation you deserve while providing you peace-of-mind during your difficult time. 

Contact the car accident attorneys at Spiros Law P.C. at (217) 443-4343 to speak about your unique situation today. 


Two killed in head-on collision on Illinois 1 near Hoopeston

A head-on collision on Illinois 1 near Hoopeston has left both drivers dead, according to a report from the Illinois State Police. The accident occurred at 6:21 p.m. on Wednesday near County Road 3870 N.  It is believed that a 59-year old woman heading southbound in a minivan was hit head-on by a 52-year old man driving a pickup truck. Authorities do not know the reason why, but the driver of the pickup truck crossed the center line into the southbound lane, causing the vehicles to collide. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and the woman was airlifted to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

Police are still investigating the cause of the crash, and the names of the victims have not been released. For more information on this story, read the News-Gazette report, or check back with us for more details.


Postal worker killed in Illinois head-on collision

A postal worker was recently killed in an accident after the vehicle he was driving slammed head-on with another vehicle on southwest of Chicago, KWQC reported on October 31.

According to Will County Coroner’s office, the fatality was identified as Daniel McGuire, 48. Authorities said on October 30 McGuire’s mail truck lost control and crashed head-on with a water truck after crossing the median lane near Joliet. The postal worker reportedly died at the accident site. Authorities were puzzled over how McGuire lost control of his truck. The driver of the other vehicle, only identified as a 32-year-old man, was not hurt in the accident. The U.S. postal truck was inspected by the Illinois State Motor Carrier Safety Division.

The Danville legal team of Spiros Law, P.C., strongly believes that families who lose their loved ones in fatal accident due to someone else’s negligence are due remunerations to cover any damages. If you are in such a difficult situation, we may possibly work for you to pursue claims from negligent parties. Call us today at 217-443-4343 to learn more about your options.


A Danville Man Dies after Fatal Car Accident

On Monday afternoon, Aaron M. Bryant, a Danville resident, was killed in a collision with another vehicle on East Voorhees Street.

Around 1:30 p.m., according to police reports, Bryant was traveling eastbound on East Voorhees Street when his vehicle moved into the westbound lane of traffic. His vehicle struck a westbound truck, injuring an Indiana resident in the accident that killed Bryant.

Peggy Johnson, the Coroner for Vermilion County, said that Bryant was pronounced dead at the scene around 1:39 p.m. The other man involved in the accident was taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for his injuries. Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason said that both Bryant and the driver of the truck were the only people involved in the accident.

Our thoughts are with the victims’ loved ones during this difficult time.