Chicago, IL (June 5, 2020) – A Chicago patrol vehicle was chasing a man connected to a homicide when the patrol car crashed into Ford Explorer on Wednesday, June 3rd. The accident occurred at the intersection of Irving Park Road and Ashland Avenue. The 37-year-old woman driving the Ford was taken to a hospital where she later died.
The patrol vehicle proceeded to spin out and was struck by a Hummer. The driver of the Hummer and two passengers were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment. Two officers were also injured in the crash.
An investigation into the collision is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Chicago
There were 311,679 crashes reported in Illinois in 2017. Of those accidents, 998 resulted in fatal injuries. An average of two people are killed daily in Illinois car crashes.
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) 425-0401 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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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.