November 30, 2011
It is always tragic when a car crash happens and a person dies, but the level of heartbreak is always multiplied when an innocent child is the one taken. That was the case Monday in Teutopolis, Illinois, when a 2-year-old female toddler was killed when a tow truck struck the vehicle she was riding in. According to Channel 10 News, the accident happened at the intersection of Illinois Route 33 and Effingham County Road 1950 East.
Officers with the Teutopolis Police Department said that the crash occurred when the 23-year-old tow truck driver crossed the center line of the road as he headed westbound on Route 33 and struck the other vehicle. The young girl’s parents survived the crash and were taken to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Effingham, Illinois, to be treated for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash. Their young daughter died during the impact and was declared dead at the scene by paramedics.
The tow truck driver was not injured, but was ticketed at the scene for causing the crash and released. Upon completion of a more thorough investigation, it will be determined if the man will face any charges.
Regardless of if the man is charged criminally, the Indiana Wrongful Death Attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin say the tow truck driver may possibly be sued as a responsible party for the death of the toddler. They ask that if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident that was no fault of their own, contact them immediately.
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The financial burden that often comes with a serious injury can be too much for many people to bear. Unexpected medical debt, damaged personal property, and the sudden loss of income can impact the budgets of most families. The good news is that a successful injury claim could help reduce that financial strain after a serious accident. Get in touch with a Terre Haute personal injury lawyer with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin to learn more.
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