Lincolnshire, IL (August 3, 2020) – One person was killed and multiple others injured following a multi-vehicle collision near Lincolnshire. The accident occurred on Sunday, August 2, and was reported by local sources that afternoon at around 3:28 p.m. The crash occurred on the southbound lanes of the Tri-State Tollway (Interstate 94) near Half Day Road (IL-22).
The Illinois State Police reported that a vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed on the highway when the driver lost control. The car collided with another vehicle and overturned multiple times before coming to a stop on the left shoulder. The second vehicle came to a rest in the travel lanes.
One of the occupants of the first vehicle was ejected in the accident and suffered fatal injuries. They were pronounced dead at the scene by responding paramedics. Another occupant was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency responders. They were transported to a nearby hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries.
Two of the three occupants of the second vehicle were transported to a medical facility for treatment, and the third was treated for injuries at the scene. The area of the crash was closed while authorities were at the scene.
No further updates are available at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is currently in progress.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
High-Speed Collisions in Chicago
Speeding is common in large urban areas like Chicago, and most drivers will speed at least once during their lifetimes. Despite how commonplace it has become, speeding can greatly increase the chance of being involved in a catastrophic accident. Not only are you more likely to be involved in a crash while speeding, but the intensity of the resulting injuries are magnified significantly. Speeding has been involved in nearly one-third of traffic fatalities in the past twenty years.
In order to recover compensation after a crash, you have to determine that the negligence of another party directly contributed to your injuries. This can be difficult on your own, and many crash victims find themselves overwhelmed by the personal injury process. An experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer can help you construct a strong case, make sure your legal rights are secured, and ensure that the liable party is held accountable for their role in the accident.
When you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a Chicago car crash, or in any way by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your rights. At Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd., we believe in providing top-quality legal representation to all our clients to increase their chances of a successful claim, and we have a proven track record helping crash victims obtain fair and full compensation to cover their damages after a crash. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 to discuss your case today and see what our team of Chicago car crash attorneys can do for you.
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