Chicago, IL (April 18, 2020) – On Thursday night, two people were killed, including a 14-year-old girl, and another critically injured following a collision in Chicago. The crash occurred in the Park Manor neighborhood at the 6900 block of South State Street, near West 69th Street. The young girl was riding in a Toyota Sedan driven by a 41-year-old woman when it was hit by a Chevrolet SUV that ran a red light at around 10:45 p.m.
The girl was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where she later succumbed to her injuries. The 56-year-old man driving the Chevy, Kenneth Gunn, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. The 41-year-old driving the Toyota was hospitalized with critical injuries.
An investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Kenneth Gunn and the other deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.
Red-Light Accidents in Chicago
Running a red light is extremely reckless behavior that can put you and others at risk fo being seriously injured. In 2018, 846 people across the country were killed in crashes involving red-light runners. These devices are meant to make intersections safer, but they are ineffective when people choose not to follow them.
Severe collisions result in hundreds of deaths across Illinois each year. These accidents are often difficult for family members who have to deal with the loss of a loved one. A qualified Illinois wrongful death lawyer can help surviving family members bring the at-fault driver to justice.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we can help you recover after the loss of a loved one. We are here to make sure that you and your family are secured. Give us a call at 312-386-7683 to see what we can do.
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