Posted On: March 25, 2009 by Steven J. Malman

Illinois Car Crash Kills 4-Year-Old and Injures His Father and 7-Year-Old Sister

A tragic Illinois car crash in Jackson County has claimed the life of a 4-year-old child and injured his father and 7-year-old sister. The Carbondale traffic accident took place along North Illinois Avenue on Tuesday.

Tony McNeil-Davis’s vehicle was rear-ended and pushed into oncoming traffic where it was struck by a van. Seven people were transported to a local hospital. The McNeil-Davis family, however, was the hardest hit. 4-year-old Mathew died from his injuries while Tony continues to receive treatment for his serious injuries. Tony’s daughter, 7-year-old Meghan McNeil, was also injured.

A driver was cited for failing to reduce speed to avoid an Illinois car crash. According to Carbondale police, motor vehicle parts and kids’ school supplies were strewn all over the crash site.

Depending on the nature of an Illinois car crash, serious injuries can result for the victims. Young children are especially prone to getting hurt—even when they are safely secured in a child car safety seat or a booster seat.

Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, severed limbs, neck injuries, back injuries, internal injuries, and other serious injuries can occur. These catastrophic injuries can require extensive and costly medical care. An injured patient may experience emotional and mental trauma from the accident that may take years to recover from, and he or she may no longer be able to perform routine tasks without assistance.

While there is nothing that we can do to prevent you from having to undergo such traumatic and life-altering changes in your life, there are steps we can take to help you make sure that you receive all of the compensation that you are owed so that you have the financial resources that you need to recover. In addition to expensive medical procedures and rehabilitation and possibly ongoing nursing care, you may also lose benefits and wages from any time that you take off work.

Updated: Seven hurt in Carbondale crash, March 17, 2009

Friends Set Up Funds For Family Devastated by Car Crash, WSIL TV, March 26, 2009

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Our Chicago car accident law firm has a doctor on staff who can assess the extent of your injuries and expected costs. Contact the Law Offices of Steven J. Malman & Associates, PC for your free case evaluation.

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