Lockport, IL (May 30, 2020) – A woman was killed following a vehicle collision Lockport Township on Thursday, May 28th. Authorities reported that the crash occurred at the intersection of Renwick Road and Executive Drive. May Lou Smolik, 78, of Wilmington, Illinois was riding in a car when it collided with another vehicle.
Smolik was riding in a Honda CRV that collided with a semi-truck. Smolik and another occupant of the CRV were transported to Amita St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois for treatment. Smolik was later pronounced dead at 6:47 p.m.
Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mary Lou Smolik at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Crashes in Illinois
In 2011, 918 people were killed in car accidents across New Jersey. An average of two people were killed daily in crashes across the state. More than 75% of crashes happened in just ten counties, with Bergen and Essex counties having the highest rates of collisions.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is nearly unbearable. Surviving family members may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim. In a wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate – usually a close family member – seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, a wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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