Chicago, IL (July 21, 2020) – A woman was killed following a vehicle collision on Chicago’s Southwest Side. The deadly car accident took place in the Archer Heights area on Sunday, July 19. According to reports from the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the collision happened at around 4:45 p.m.
Two vehicles were reportedly involved in the accident. According to local sources, a 41-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Malibu southbound on Cicero Avenue at the time of the accident. The Malibu sideswiped an eastbound Honda near Archer Avenue, according to local officials.
The woman driving Honda sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. The Cook County medical examiner’s office later identified the deceased victim as 77-year-old Patricia A. Wickers from the Gage Park area of Chicago.
The driver of the Malibu was taken into custody by authorities following the accident. At this time, no further updates have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the collision is being managed by the CPD Motor Accidents Unit.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Patricia A. Wickers at this time.
Deadly Car Crashes in Chicago
Every day, people are injured and killed in car accidents across Illinois. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Illinois has the fifth busiest interstate system in the country. Each year, drivers in the state travel an estimated 31.033 billion miles. Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) found that there were 281,788 reported car accidents across the state in 2011. That is an average of nearly 772 car wrecks happening each day.
That same year, there were 835 fatal car accidents in Illinois, resulting in the deaths of 918 people. That is an average of two people dying daily in vehicle collisions. Roadway fatalities in Illinois have been on the rise, increasing to 923 roadway fatalities in 2014 and 998 in 2015. Overall, more and more car accidents are occurring in Illinois each year, as more and more vehicles are hitting the state’s roadways.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, an Chicago wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Chicago wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind, while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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