Lansing, IL (August 11, 2020) – Local reports in Lansing revealed that a fatal collision resulted in the closure of all eastbound lanes on Interstate 80 (Frank Borman Expressway) near Burnham Avenue near the border with Indiana. According to reports from the Illinois State Police, the crash took place at around 4:18 a.m., and the interstate was closed until 10 a.m., more than five hours later.
Two people traveling inside the same vehicle were reportedly killed in the accident. At this time, few details and limited information on the fatalities have been released by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The factors contributing to the collision have not been made public at this time.
Local law enforcement officials were present at the scene along with emergency responders to render aid to those involved in the accident. At this time, no other injuries have been reported. No further information on the crash is available at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Chicago
Vehicle collisions are the leading contributors to death and serious injury across the country. Tens of thousands of people in the United States are killed in more than six million reported car accidents each year. People are killed and injured daily in car crashes across Illinois. Data from the Illinois Department of Transportation reveals that there were a total of 287,788 reported car accidents across the state in 2011, an average of 772 crashes taking place each day. These accidents contributed to a reported 918 fatalities that year. On average, two people were killed daily in fatal Illinois car crashes. Tens of thousands more suffered injuries in car crashes in the state in 2011, with an average of nine people suffering injuries per hour.
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 Chicago, 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 Chicago 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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Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.