Orland, IL (January 25, 2020) – A 5-year-old girl was reportedly killed after a collision in Orland Township, Illinois on Thursday evening, January 24th. The crash took place near the intersection of Harlem Avenue and 151st Street. The vehicle the deceased victim was traveling in was struck from the side by a vehicle making a left turn onto 151st Street from Harlem Avenue.
The crash happened at around 9:40 p.m. and sent the victim’s vehicle careening into a snowplow stopped at the intersection. The adult driver of the vehicle and another child passenger were transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois. Their conditions are unknown at this time.
The driver that struck the car was also injured. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to extend our condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
T-Bone Collisions in Illinois
Certain types of crashes are more likely to result in severe or life-threatening injuries. When a car is hit directly on its side by another vehicle, there is little protecting occupants from the full impact of the crash. Each year, 8,000 people are killed in T-bone crashes in the United States.
Nearly 50 percent of all fatal crashes involve T-bone collisions. These accidents often happen at intersection when drivers fail to yield the right of way. In some cases, surviving family members may be able to pursue lost compensation.
An experienced Illinois wrongful death lawyer can help family members recover after the loss of loved on. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. is here to help you bring a reckless driver to justice for their role in a serious crash. Call us today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case.
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