Three-Vehicle Accident In Carbondale, Illinois

On Thursday morning, November 1, there was a three-vehicle accident on Illinois 13 in Carbondale, Illinois.  A Carbondale Police officer and the driver of a car sustained minor injuries during the collision.

The accident happened at approximately 7:07 a.m., as a Carbondale Police car was traveling east on Illinois 13, .7 miles west of Reeds Station Road.  While the police car was attempting to turn left onto the median, it was “rear-ended” by a RAV4 driven by Michele Martin, 26, of Carbondale.  Martin’s RAV4 then flipped onto its roof.

The third vehicle involved was a 1988 Mack dump truck.  Its driver, trying to avoid the accident, crashed the truck into a bridge, causing minor damage.

Additional information and possible updates can be seen in a variety of media sources including the November 2 article titled “Two injured in three-car crash” and the November 1 article titled “Route 13 Reopens After Crash.”


Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC concentrates in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases involving vehicle accidents (car, motorcycle, bike, bus, pedestrian, truck, etc.) This intense focus allows us to consistently achieve winning verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Should you be involved in a car accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights.  You should not assume – especially without proper legal representation – that you will receive appropriate compensation for your injuries, hardships and/or losses.  To speak directly with a trial lawyer from Elman Joseph Law Group immediately, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this consultation.

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