La Grange, IL (August 21, 2020) – A Brookfield man was killed in a head-on collision in the La Grange area on Wednesday, August 19. Local authorities reported that the crash occurred at the intersection of Ogden Avenue and E. Burlington Avenue late that evening.
According to local sources, a white Ford Escape traveling east on Ogden Avenue was struck by a westbound GMC pickup truck. The pickup reportedly crossed the double yellow lines on the roadway for unknown reasons. The driver of the pickup was identified as 59-year-old Dino Chico from Brookfield, Illinois.
Chico was transported to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois and later pronounced dead. The driver of the other vehicle sustained injuries and was taken to a nearby medical center for treatment. At this time, the cause of the crash is still unknown.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local authorities.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Dino Chico at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Head-On Collisions in Chicago
Being involved in a head-on crash can be devastating, and those involved often suffer from catastrophic injuries. Head-on accidents have the potential to result in fatal injuries, even at low speeds. These types of crashes are fairly rare, only accounting for roughly 2% of reported car accidents reported across the country. However, head-on impacts are involved in roughly 10% of deadly car accidents. The Federal Highway Administration found that head-on crashes have a nearly 58% fatality rate, significantly higher than other types of accidents.
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 Illinois 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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