Willow Springs, IL (September 14, 2020) – One person was killed and at least three others suffered injuries after a multi-vehicle collision in Willow Springs on Saturday, September 12.
According to the Illinois Police Department, the accident reportedly occurred on Interstate 294 near milepost 22.25 at around 12 p.m. A black Chevrolet Impala was reportedly driving at a high rate of speed down the highway when it lost control and sideswiped a Volkswagen Jetta. This caused the Impala to veer left and collide with a concrete median on the highway.
The Impala then launched over the barrier and struck a northbound Ford F-150 on the roadway. The car then hit a Hyundai Elantra traveling behind the Ford that attempted to swerve to avoid the accident. Lastly, a Honda CR-V collided head-on with the Impala and hit a nearby box-truck.
The 64-year-old female passenger of the Honda was taken to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead. Both the drivers of the Impala and the Honda were transported to a medical facility for treatment, and the driver of the box-truck was also injured.
An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently in progress.
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 in vehicle collisions across Illinois, and car crashes are the leading cause of death for the state’s residents. The Illinois Department of Transportation reported that there were 281,788 car accidents occurred across the state in 2011, with nearly 772 collisions happening each day. That year, there were 835 fatal collisions reported in Illinois, resulting in the deaths of 918 people, an average of two deaths per day on the state’s roadways.
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 /, 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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