Chicago, IL (January 11, 2020) – The identity of a driver who caused a fatal crash in Chicago on Wednesday morning, January 8th, has been revealed by local authorities. The accident happened in the Brighton Park area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Western Avenue. Everardo Coss, 38, was taken into custody by local law enforcement near the time of 10:10 a.m.
According to local reports, Coss was driving a Porsche when he ran a stop sign and T-boned another vehicle, sending a man to the hospital with internal bleeding and fractured vertebrae. The T-boned vehicle then rolled over onto two other vehicles. Coss fled the scene and reportedly claimed his vehicle had been stolen.
Coss was taken into custody under multiple felony charges, including leaving the scene of a crash. The investigation into the cause of the crash is currently in progress.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Stop Sign Crashes in Chicago
Failing to yield the right of way on Chicago roadways can result in severe injuries. That is why intersections are hotspots for serious car accidents. A majority of these collisions take place at stop sign-controlled intersections.
There are 700,000 reported stop sign collisions each year. Stop sign accidents are responsible for 40 percent of all fatal crashes annually in the United States. After being injured by a reckless driver, you may be able to recover lost compensation with the help of a Chicago car crash attorney.
Seeking compensation can be difficult on your own. That’s why you need the legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. on your side when fighting for your case. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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