Shane Greear Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash in Effingham, IL
Police in Effingham, IL, have identified 26-year-old Shane Greear of Edgewood as the driver who was injured in a two-vehicle crash last Wednesday morning.
According to Effingham police, the crash occurred at approximately 10:44 a.m. May 27 at the intersection of Fayette and Banker. A vehicle driven by Chase Kuhlman, 20, of Salem reportedly crashed into a vehicle driven by Greear. The circumstances that led to the crash are unclear.
Greear suffered unspecified injuries and was transported to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham. His current condition is unknown.
No charges or citations have been issued against Kuhlman at this time. The Effingham Police Department is investigating the incident and will attempt to determine what caused Kuhlman to crash into Greear's vehicle.
Car accidents of this kind are a common problem in Illinois. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), there were 319,146 car crashes in the state in 2018. Injuries accounted for 21.1 percent (67,453) of those crashes, while fatalities accounted for less than 1 percent (951) of the total.
Pending the outcome of the investigation into Wednesday’s crash, Shane Greear may be entitled to a personal injury claim. Victims of personal injury can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and emotional distress experienced after an accident. In cases like this, it is crucial to consult an experienced car accident attorney who can evaluate your case and come up with the best legal recourse.
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