Some people swear up and down that certain vehicle colors are associated with more auto accidents. For example, it is said that silver-colored vehicles get into more collisions than other cars and trucks because that color is more difficult to see. In reality, there is no proven scientific evidence that the color of a car increases or decreases crash incidence – but you wouldn’t know that by looking at a Peoria crash this week.
On Monday morning around 10am, a silver Chevrolet Impala collided with a silver car that was registered to Methodist Hospital. The left turn accident occurred at the intersection of Illinois Route 6 and Knoxville Avenue just north of Mount Hawley Auxiliary Airport in Peoria. Authorities say that the Impala was trying to turn left when it collided with the other car head-on. Two passengers in the Impala had to be taken to a nearby hospital, and a third person was also injured (though it’s unclear whether he or she was the driver of the Impala or an occupant of the other vehicle).
Illinois State Police have not yet issued any citations in the left turn accident, but it’s likely that the Impala driver will be ticketed for failing to yield while turning left. If that is the case, the two passengers in the Impala could file personal injury lawsuits (as could the third injury victim if he or she was in the other car) against the Impala driver.
These suits could allow the plaintiffs to collect reimbursement for hospital expenses such as treatment, medication, and physical therapy costs. If the victims are forced to miss work due to the collision, these suits could allow them to collect any wages they didn’t earn due to absenteeism. There’s even a chance that a jury could award monetary damages for pain and suffering as well. If you have any questions about your left turn accident, speak with an experienced Illinois auto accident lawyer.