During what was hopefully the final winter storm of the season, icy conditions contributed to a three-car crash on 1-74 through East Peoria, Illinois. The drivers of the vehicles were approaching an earlier accident when they collided. The second accident sent three people to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.
This accident occurred when drivers attempted to slow down and maneuver around the first accident. The result was a multiple car chain reaction. One driver was unable to avoid rear-ending the car in front of him. Upon impact this car was forced into the car in front of it.
The original accident was also caused, in part, by the icy roads and blowing snow. Unfortunately these two accidents were not the only crashes that day.
State Police Captain Dean Kennedy reported that there were six collisions in the district between 6 and 9:30 a.m. The bulk of these accidents occurred on interstates 74 and 39. Icy roads and blowing snow were listed as contributing factors in every accident.
According to Capt. Kennedy seven other vehicles skid off the roadway during the same time frame. These vehicles were undamaged and no injuries were reported.
The staff and attorneys at Hupy & Abraham hope that all of those injured during the accident in Peoria make a full and speedy recovery.