Forest Park, IL (August 31, 2020) – A man and a woman were killed following a two-vehicle collision in the Forest Park area on Sunday morning, August 30. The collision took place on Interstate 290 near the intersection of Des Plaines Avenue.
According to reports from the Illinois State Police, both vehicles were traveling east on the Eisenhower Expressway at the time of the accident. At around 4:23 a.m., a 19-year-old Maywood man driving a 2013 Hyundai collided with a 2006 Chevrolet driven by a 27-year-old woman from Aurora, Illinois. The driver of the Hyundai was reportedly trying to change lanes at the time of the accident.
The impact caused the Chevrolet to lose control and leave the roadway, colliding with a guardrail and poles located on the right shoulder. The woman driving the Chevrolet and a 32-year-old male passenger suffered fatal injuries in the crash. Another passenger was transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment.
The driver of the Hyundai was hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries. An ongoing investigation into the crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Illinois Reckless Driving Accidents
Reckless drivers are a serious threat on the roads of Illinois, and each year, reckless driving is responsible for nearly 13,000 deadly collisions reported nationwide. An estimated one-third of traffic fatalities reported annually are caused by reckless drivers. Studies have found that lane-changing is involved in nearly 4% of crashes 0.5% of deadly collisions in the United States. Around 77% of lane-change crashes took place during daylight hours, and 68% were non-junction collisions.
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, a 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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Chicago car accident.
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