Chicago, IL (September 8, 2020) – A fiery car accident in Chicago left two men dead on Sunday, September 6, near the intersection of N. Lake Shore Drive and E. Oak Street.
The fatal crash reportedly took place early that morning at around 3 a.m. A vehicle reportedly started to spark after scraping against a concrete barrier while traveling on N. Lake Shore Drive before rolling over the barrier and catching fire. Both the men traveling inside the vehicle were able to escape.
Both victims were transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for the treatment of life-threatening injuries. The severity of the burns required that the victims be taken to Stroger Hospital where they were later pronounced dead. The cause of the accident is not known at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the crash 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.
Deadly Car Crashes in Chicago
People are killed and seriously injured in car crashes every day across Illinois. Vehicle collisions are the leading cause of death and serious injury in the state, and hundreds of people lose their lives each year in deadly Illinois car accidents. Statistics from the Illinois Department of Transportation reveals that there were nearly 772 crashes reported daily statewide in 2011. There were 835 deadly collisions in Illinois that year, contributing to the deaths of 918 people.
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 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 312-386-7683 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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