Oak Forest, IL (January 30, 2020) – On Monday, January 27th, in Oak Forest, Illinois left one elderly man dead. The accident occurred near the intersection of 167th Street and South Cicero Avenue in the afternoon. James Patton, 94, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Authorities responded to the scene of a five-car collision. Patton, the passenger of one of the vehicles, was found unconscious at the scene and pronounced dead the next day at around 2:50 a.m. Two other drivers involved in the crash were also injured.
No further updates have been provided. An investigation into the crash is currently underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of James Patton at this time.
Multi-Vehicle Crashes in Illinois
Often, a single crash can cause a chain reaction that draws other vehicles into the accident. When more vehicles are involved in a crash, the chances of serious injury are increased. Sadly, many people are killed in multi-vehicle collisions across Illinois.
There were 311,679 reported car accidents in the state in just 2017. 998 of these accidents ended in fatal injuries. In some cases, surviving family members may be able to pursue lost compensation with the help of an Illinois wrongful death lawyer.
The legal team at Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you hold a reckless driver accountable for their actions. Families shouldn’t have to cover the aftermath of a tragic accident. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see how we can help.
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