Chicago, IL (June 17, 2020) – A single-vehicle crash on the southwest side of Chicago resulted in three deaths on Wednesday morning, June 17th. The collision occurred at the 3300 block West 87th Street at around 3 a.m. Five people were in the vehicle when the driver lost control, striking a fire hydrant and then a tree.
No one inside the vehicle was restrained, causing four of the five occupants to be ejected. The 24-year-old driver was not ejected but sustained fatal injuries in the accident. An 18-year-old passenger was ejected and later pronounced dead at University of Chicago Hospital. Another ejected passenger was also killed in the crash.
Two others were injured in the collision. Local authorities are currently investigating the accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Chicago Deadly Car Accidents
In 2011, 918 people lost their lives in Illinois car crashes. Two people were killed daily in collisions across the state that year. Tens of thousands more were injured in 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 an Illinois 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 in Illinois 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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