Chicago, IL (July 18, 2020) – There was a reported fatality following a multi-vehicle collision in the Chicago area. The crash occurred early on Friday morning, July 17. According to reports from the Illinois State Police (ISP), the accident occurred just before 4 a.m. The site of the crash was reportedly located at the intersection of Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90) and 71st Street.
Reports from ISP revealed that one person was killed in the accident. Officials reported that two to three vehicles were involved in the collision. Emergency responders were dispatched to the site of the accident to render aid to the injured parties. One of the cars involved burst into flames during the crash, resulting in the death of the person inside. They were pronounced dead by responding paramedics. At this time, few other details on the crash are available. The cause of the collision has not yet been reported. No other injuries have been reported at this time. The identity of the deceased victim has not yet been released.
Local law enforcement officials are currently investigating the cause of the accident. No further updates are currently available.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Chicago Deadly Car Accidents
Car crashes are extremely dangerous and contribute to deaths and serious injuries all across Illinois. Across the country, tens of thousands are killed in car crashes each year, with nearly three million suffering injuries. These accidents happen with alarming frequency and can leave victims with life-threatening injuries. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) monitors and records statistics on vehicle collisions that happen within the state. According to these statistics, there were a reported 281,788 vehicle collisions reported across the state in 2011. That is an average of 772 car wrecks happening daily in the state. Of these accidents, 835 resulted in injuries, contributing to a reported 918 vehicle fatalities that year. That is nearly two people being killed daily in vehicle collisions statewide.
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 Chicago car accident.
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