Merrionette Park, IL (November 21, 2019) – One man was killed and another driver injured following a collision in Merrionette Park, Illinois. The accident took place at the 3000 block of W. 119th St. The collision took place on Monday, November 18th, at around 6:40 a.m.
A 22-year-old driver traveling westbound lost control of his vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic, colliding with a GMC Canyon. The drivers of both vehicles were transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. The 22-year-old driver was later pronounced dead.
The other driver, 49, was treated and later released from the hospital. Local authorities are conducting an investigation into the cause of the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
High-Speed Crashes in Chicago
Speeding is a habit that many drivers engage in. It is a dangerous habit that endangers lives on the streets of Illinois. An estimated 26 percent of fatal collisions involved high-speed collisions in 2017.
Speeding is a habit that is difficult to break. Many people feel that they have a right to speed. However, speed limits are intended to provide for the safety of everyone on our state’s roadways.
You can contact a trained Chicago car crash lawyer to recover after a crash. The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you maximize your potential compensation. If you or a loved one has been unfairly injured in a crash, contact us today at (312) 425-0401.
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