On May 1, 2017, 6 cars were involved in a crash on Butterfield Road and DuPage Parkway in Aurora. Investigators determined that Terrence Rush, 22, tried to pass multiple cars eastbound on Butterfield Road by crossing over the center yellow line. A westbound driver swerved to avoid a head-on collision with Rush, but the two sideswiped one another. Rush then crashed head-on into a separate westbound vehicle, causing 3 other cars to pile up.
One woman was airlifted to a local hospital, while Rush was taken via ambulance to a separate hospital. The other drivers were treated on the scene and released. Police are still investigating the scene to reconstruct the crash, but already consider Rush the at-fault driver.
You have to assume that most drivers on the road only have the minimum required insurance coverage of $25,000, which is not nearly enough to make up for any serious injury. This is why it’s important to protect yourself and have sufficient ($500,000) uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) motorist coverage under your own car insurance policy. For more information, please see our blog post on UM/UIM coverage. If you were injured in a crash, please contact Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid today to explore your options for recovery.