Lisle, IL (September 8, 2020) – A two-vehicle collision near the intersection of Naperville Road and E. Warrenville Road in Lisle Township on Sunday, September 6, resulted in one fatality.
According to local reports, a 20-year-old was driving a Tesla was traveling a high rate of speed when the vehicle collided with a Jeep. Local sources revealed that the Tesla ran a red light at the intersection. The driver of the Jeep was reportedly making a left turn onto E. Warrenville Road at the time of the crash.
The Jeep reportedly had a green arrow and the right of way at the time of the collision. The driver of the Tesla was trapped inside the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. At this time, the identity of the deceased victim has not been disclosed.
The 34-year-old driver of the Jeep was hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries. An ongoing investigation into the crash is 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 victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Red Light Crashes in Illinois
Each year, red-light runners are responsible for hundreds of deaths across the country. There were 846 reported roadway fatalities involving red-light crashes in 2018. Intersections are a hotspot for serious car accidents, despite only making up a small fraction of roadways nationwide. There are nearly 2.5 million intersection crashes reported annually, accounting for nearly 40% of reported car accidents. Around 61% of intersection collisions involve drivers making left-hand turns.
The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages.
At /, we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you.
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