Green Oaks, IL (September 27, 2020) – A woman was killed after being t-boned in a pileup collision in the Green Oaks area on Friday, September 25.
According to initial reports, a 74-year-old woman from Fox Lake, Illinois was traveling in a 2019 Chevrolet Sonic east on IL-137 at the time of the crash. At around 4:40 p.m., the woman slowed down to make a left turn or U-turn onto I-94, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. The passenger side of the Chevy was struck by a westbound 2007 Ford pickup truck.
A man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle dropped his bike in order to avoid the collision and slid across the roadway. The woman driving the Chevrolet suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The 63-year-old woman driving the Ford was hospitalized for the treatment of serious injuries, and the 36-year-old man riding the motorcycle was also hospitalized.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is currently underway.
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 T-Bone Collisions in Illinois
T-bone collisions are some of the most dangerous types of crashes possible. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are nearly 8,000 people killed in t-bone collisions each year across the country, and an estimated 50% of roadway fatalities involve a side-impact collision. These types of crashes are deadlier than both head-on and sideswipe collisions and are much more likely to result in fatal injuries.
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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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