Forest Park, IL (March 21, 2020) – A woman was killed in a multi-vehicle collision on Monday, March 16th, in the Forest Park, Illinois area. The accident occurred at around 3:15 p.m. at the 1400 block of Des Plaines Avenue. Officers arrived at the scene and found Beverly Harrison’s vehicle on fire and helped to extinguish the flames.
Initial reports revealed that Harrison, 62, was traveling south on Des Plaines Avenue when a northbound vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed lost control and collided with her car. Harrison was transported to the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois where she was later pronounced dead. The driver of the other vehicle was also hospitalized.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Beverly Harrison at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Illinois Car Accidents
998 crashes in Illinois in 2017 resulted in fatal injuries. Head-on crashes account for 10 percent of fatal accidents each year, despite only making up 2 percent of reported collisions. These accidents are known to leave victims with life-threatening and fatal injuries.
Reckless drivers can be held financially responsible for the damage associated with a devastating accident. However, many families are unsure of how to even begin pursuing lost compensation. A skilled Illinois wrongful death attorney can help surviving family members obtain a fair settlement after the loss of a loved one.
Families can recover financial damages after the death of a family member. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. understands a fatal crash is never easy, and we’re here to help. Contact us today at (312) 425-0401 to see what we can do.
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