Chicago, IL (September 7, 2020) – On Sunday, September 6, a woman was killed and three others were injured following a collision in the Douglass area of Chicago. The accident reportedly occurred at the 3000 block of S. Lake Shore Drive at around 4:27 a.m. that morning.
Initial reports revealed that a red Mitsubishi sedan was traveling southbound on the roadway when the driver lost control and collided with a pole. Four occupants of the vehicle were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment, with three reportedly in critical condition.
A woman who was traveling in the vehicle was pronounced dead. The details currently available on the fatality are limited. The man driving the vehicle was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. No further updates on the conditions of the injured parties have been provided.
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 the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Chicago
People are killed and seriously injured daily in vehicle collisions across Illinois. The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that there were 281,788 car accidents reported statewide in 2011, with nearly 772 collisions taking place each day. Car accidents are the leading cause of death for Illinois residents. In 2011, there were 835 deadly car crashes reported in the state, contributing to 918 deaths that year. That is an average of two deaths per day.
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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