Blue Mound, IL (July 16, 2020) – A collision in Macon County resulted in the death of a teen girl. The accident occurred late Tuesday evening on July 14. Updated accounts of the accident revealed that a 16-year-old girl died after a car collided with a retaining wall or fixture on the roadway. Law enforcement officials and emergency response units were notified of the accident at around 10:15 p.m. that night. According to local news sources, the site of the crash was reportedly located at the intersection of South Lincoln Memorial Parkway and Elwin Road.
A news release revealed that the 16-year-old girl died due to massive torso and lower extremity trauma. According to authorities, the vehicle contained two other occupants, identified only as a 17-year-old driver and 13-year-old passenger. Both of these remaining occupants were transported by helicopter to out-of-county trauma centers for the treatment of severe injuries. At this time, no updates on their status have been provided.
The name of the deceased victim is currently being withheld by Macon County officials and is pending notification from family members and next of kin. The investigation into the accident is being managed by the Macon County Sheriff’s Office at this time.
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 Illinois
Every day across Illinois, people are killed and suffer severe injuries in the aftermath of vehicle collisions. Statistics released by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) reveal the full extent and severity of collisions reported in the state of Illinois. Each year, there are hundreds of thousands of crashes reported across the state. In 2011 alone, there were 281,788 collisions involving motor vehicles reported in Illinois. That is an average of 772 car accidents happening daily. That same year, 918 people were killed in 835 fatal collisions.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence is nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. 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 to obtain compensation for damages.
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, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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