Orland Park, IL (June 30, 2020) – A man was killed in a car accident in Orland Park on Saturday, June 27. The collision occurred at the 8800 block of Maple Avenue at around 2:26 p.m. The accident reportedly involved two vehicles, one of which overturned.
John Seiwert, 69, of Orland Park was killed in the crash. His autopsy revealed that he died due to blunt force injuries caused by the crash. The other driver involved was treated at the scene by responding paramedics.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of John Seiwert at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Rollover Accidents in Illinois
In 2010, nearly 35% of reported passenger-vehicle fatalities involved rollover accidents. That year, 7,600 people were killed in rollover crashes across the country. Around 69% of rollover fatalities were unrestrained at the time of the collision.
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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