Early in the morning of Saturday (May 1, 2021) there was a head-on collision on Route 6 in Joliet. The collision involved a van and a car. Both drivers were injured and hospitalized, and a passenger in the car suffered life-threatening injuries.
This head-on collision is discussed in a variety of media sources, including the May 1, 2021 Joliet Patch article titled “Head-On Crash Along Route 6: Passenger Airlifted To Loyola.” An excerpt:
Joliet police officers rushed to the 3000 block of Route 6 around 1 a.m. after learning of a crash involving injuries.
A van driven by a 22-year-old man from South Carolina was driving east on Route 6 approaching the Hollywood Boulevard stop light when he struck a westbound sedan head-on, Joliet police said.
The sedan was driven by a 27-year-old Minooka man. The impact of the crash caused the Minooka man’s sedan to roll over and veer off Route 6, police said.
Both drivers were injured and taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center for medical treatment. Their injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening in nature.
The passenger in the car had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was first taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center, and then airlifted to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood. His injuries were considered to be life-threatening in nature.
Another excerpt from the article:
The South Carolina driver of the van was blamed by Joliet police for causing the wreck. He was cited for improper lane usage, the department announced.
This Joliet head-on collision remains under investigation by the Joliet Police Department.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the article mentioned above.
Various aspects of head-on collisions, including their causes and the injuries that typically occur, is further discussed on the “Will County ‘Head-On Collisions’” page. As discussed on that page, this type of accident often causes serious injuries and often results in fatalities. As such, getting compensation for injuries often becomes a pressing need. If a person is fatally injured, relevant parties may be able to successfully file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the person who was killed.