Streamwood, IL (August 24, 2020) – An Elgin woman died two days after being involved in a collision in Streamwood on Wednesday, August 19. According to local sources, the crash occurred near the intersection of IL-19 (Irving Park Road) and Sutton Road shortly after noon.
For unknown reasons, two vehicles collided at the intersection. 85-year-old Shirley Stoltz of Elgin, Illinois suffered injuries in the crash and was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Illinois. She was later pronounced dead on Friday, August 21, at around 12:34 p.m.
At this time, the cause of the accident is still unknown. No charges have been filed at this time. No further updates on the collision have been provided.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials. As it continues, more details on the crash will be released.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Shirley Stoltz at this time.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
Thousands are injured and hundreds are killed in car accidents across the country every day. Vehicle collisions are significant contributors to death and serious injury for Illinois residents. The Illinois Department of Transportation monitors and records the collisions reported in the state each year. There were 281,788 car accidents reported in Illinois in 2011, with nearly 772 car accidents taking place each day. That year, there were 835 deadly Illinois car crashes, contributing to the deaths of 918 people. An average of two people were killed daily in Illinois car crashes in 2011.
An Illinois 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 Illinois, 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 Illinois 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 Illinois car accident.
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