Elmhurst, IL (October 19, 2020) – A 23-year-old Wauconda man was killed and another man suffered life-threatening injuries following an accident in the Elmhurst area on Friday, October 16.
The crash reportedly occurred at the Interstate 290 overpass at Grand Avenue. According to local sources, 23-year-old Jack Giannini drove a Jeep off the I-290 overpass, landing on Grand Avenue and hitting another vehicle, a Ford. According to reports from the Illinois State Police, Giannini suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 54-year-old man driving the Ford suffered life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. No further information on the crash has been released at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the accident is being managed by local law enforcement officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Jack Giannini at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois
Car crashes are the leading contributors to death and serious injury for Illinois residents. According to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 281,788 car accidents reported across the state in 2011, with nearly 772 car accidents happening per day. That year, there were 835 deadly car crashes reported in Illinois, contributing to the deaths of 918 people. More than two people were killed daily in vehicle collisions that year.
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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