Aurora, IL (July 22, 2020) – A multi-vehicle collision resulted in the death of one person in Aurora. Local reports revealed that the accident took place early Monday morning, July 20. Local law enforcement officials and emergency responders were called to the scene of the collision at around 8:30 p.m. For unknown reasons, three vehicles collided at the intersection of Mitchell Road and Bitler Road.
A 49-year-old woman from North Aurora was killed in the collision, and a 67-year-old man sustained critical injuries. According to reports from the North Aurora Deputy Police Chief, the driver of a third vehicle was uninjured. A release from officials stated that the 67-year-old man was transported to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva, Illinois before being airlifted to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, Illinois.
Initial reports that a woman traveling on Bilter Road made a turn into the path of a pickup truck on Mitchell Road. No charges have been filed at this time. There is no indication that drugs or alcohol were factors in the collision.
No further updates are currently available. An ongoing investigation into the accident is 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 victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Crashes in Illinois
People are killed and seriously injured in vehicle collisions across Illinois each day, and car crashes are the leading cause of death and serious injury in the United States. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 281,788 reported accidents across the state in 2011. A reported 835 deadly collisions resulted in the deaths of 918 people that year. That is an average of two deaths occurring on the road on a daily basis. Tens of thousands more were injured in collisions that year, with more than 11,000 suffering debilitating injuries that left victims unable to walk.
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 in Illinois, 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 in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
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 through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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