Forest Park, IL (August 9, 2020) – There was one person killed and another injured following a deadly car accident in the Forest Park area early on Sunday morning, August 9. The accident reportedly occurred on the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) at around 12:30 a.m.
Initial reports revealed that the deceased victim was traveling as a passenger on I-290 at the time of the collision. The driver lost control of the vehicle, according to reports from the Illinois State Police. The vehicle proceeded to crash near the Austin exit before overturning on the highway.
The passenger was ejected in the accident and transported to a nearby medical facility where they were later pronounced dead by medical professionals. The driver was also injured in the crash, according to local reports.
The area of the crash was closed while investigators and emergency personnel were at the scene. At this time, the cause of the crash is still unknown. No updates on the condition of the injured driver have been provided.
The identity of the deceased victim has been withheld at this time. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
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 Accidents in Chicago
Certain types of car accidents are more likely to result in fatal injuries. Rollover collisions are particularly dangerous and have a higher fatality rate than other kinds of car crashes. Of the nearly 9.1 million reported collisions involving passenger cars, pickup trucks, and vans reported in 2010, only around 2.1% involved rollover crashes. However, that same year, rollover collisions were involved in roughly 35% of deadly passenger-vehicle accidents. Of those killed, nearly 69% were unrestrained at the time of the accident, increasing their risk of being ejected from the vehicle and suffering life-threatening injuries.
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 Illinois 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 Chicago car accident.
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