When you’re on the highway or elsewhere and see a flagger or construction zone, you know that you need to slow down. You know that the people working there need you to move slowly to protect them. You may also need more time to maneuver or be asked to stop suddenly, so it’s essential that you’re paying attention.

Unfortunately, when people are not paying attention or don’t obey traffic laws, crashes can happen. In this case, three people were hurt, with one suffering critical injuries, in a crash that took place in Clark County. According to a report from mid-March, a man from Terre Haute was cited for his role in the collision.

According to the report, the man had been heading south in a Toyota Corolla when he failed to stop when asked by an Illinois Department of Transportation worker. As he passed the flagger, he moved into a construction zone where he hit a 2004 PT Cruiser head on. That driver 65, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The 26-year old driver also had a passenger in his vehicle. Both he and she were taken to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. The 26-year old man received citations after he failed to reduce his speed, disobeyed a flagger, was allegedly found to have drugs in his system and for other significant crimes.

It’s important for victims in cases like this one to be able to seek compensation for the injuries that they’ve suffered. They may have many financial losses as a result of their injuries, and it’s only fair to seek compensation for what they’ve been through.