Addison, IL (June 26, 2020) – On Tuesday, June 23rd, a 26-year-old Elgin man was killed following a fiery car accident in Addison. The accident reportedly took place on I-355 (Veterans Memorial Tollway) near Army Trail Road. At around 8:40 p.m., the driver of an Audi rear-ended a BMW waiting in the cash toll lane.
The BMW became engulfed in flames, and its driver, Brayan Baeza, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 34-year-old Chicago man driving the Audi was injured and taken to a nearby hospital. No further updates have been provided at this time.
Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Brayan Baeza at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Rear-End Crashes in Illinois
Rear-end collisions are one of the most commonly reported crashes, accounting for nearly 2 million of reported accidents annually. These crashes result in an average of 500,000 injuries each year. Annually, an estimated 1,700 people are killed in rear-end crashes across the country.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected. Contact our offices today at 877-930-2551 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.