Williamsville, IL (June 3, 2020) – A 17-year-old driver was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Williamsville on Monday, June 1st. The Athens man was driving a Honda Accord on IL-123 at around 4:30 p.m. The driver lost control of the vehicle west of IL-124.
The vehicle hit a guardrail and overturned multiple times. Both the driver and his passenger were ejected in the collision. The driver was airlifted to HSHS St. John’s Hospital emergency room where he was later pronounced dead.
The passenger was hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries. Local authorities are currently investigating the cause of the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Rollover Crashes in Illinois
Rollover accidents have a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes. In 2010, 2.1% of reported crashes involved rollover crashes. However, rollovers were responsible for 35% of deadly passenger-vehicle crashes that year.
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 (312) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another.
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