Arlington Heights, IL (January 26, 2020) – A driver was killed Saturday, January 25th, following a collision in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Local reports revealed that the driver of a red SUV was traveling on Arlington Heights Road when they were struck at the intersection with East Hintz Road at around 4 p.m. The driver of the SUV was attempting to make a left turn onto Hintz Road when they were struck by a southbound vehicle that continued through a yellow light.
Paramedics found the SUV driver unresponsive at the scene. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital but was later pronounced dead. The identity of the deceased victim has been withheld at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Illinois Left-Turn Accidents
Left turns are critical pre-crash events, involved in nearly 22.2 percent of all reported crashes. Intersections are a particularly common spot for serious crashes, accounting for 50 percent of all major collisions each year. These accidents are known to result in fatal and life-threatening injuries.
61 percent of all intersection collisions involve left-hand turns. Even if the driver making the turn has the right of way, they are still at risk of being hit by a vehicle that runs an intersection. Surviving family members may be eligible to recover lost compensation with the help of an Illinois wrongful death attorney.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you recover after the loss of a loved one. While no amount of compensation can bring back a beloved family member, it can help protect you and your family. Give us a call at (312) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one due to a reckless driver.
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