Chicago, IL (January 4, 2020) – Authorities have released the identity of one of three women who were killed in a serious accident in the Morgan Park neighborhood of Chicago late Wednesday evening, January 1st. The accident occurred at the 1400 block of West 112th Street. Ruby Johnson, 28, was the occupant of a 2012 Nissan hatchback that ran a red light, causing the crash.
All three women in the hatchback, including Johnson, were killed in the crash. Their vehicle ran a red light, striking a black SUV and seriously injuring its occupants. The four occupants of the SUV, including a 3-year-old girl, are now believed to be in stable condition.
The driver at fault for the crash, who has yet to be identified, was killed in the accident. Local authorities are currently investigating the collision.
We would like to offer our condolences to the families of Ruby Johnson and the other deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Red Light Collisions in Chicago
When drivers run a red light, barreling through the intersection at a high-speed, they run the risk of colliding with another vehicle. Rules of the road concerning right-of-way are meant to keep traffic flowing and prevent serious collisions.
Tens of thousands are seriously injured by red-light runners annually. In some cases, surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation with the help of a Chicago wrongful death lawyer.
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