Oak Forest, IL (October 15, 2020) – On Tuesday night, October 13, a man died following a two-vehicle collision in the Oak Forest area.
The accident reportedly occurred on Interstate 57 near 171st Street at around 11:20 p.m. According to local authorities, a Nissan Sentra collided with the rear of a Nissan Altima. Initial sources revealed that the driver of the Sentra, 44-year-old Alberto Gamez Jr. of Lockport, Illinois, was merging into the right lane when it struck the rear of the Altima, driven by 22-year-old Antwon X. Boswell of Chicago.
Gamez was taken to a nearby medical facility for the treatment of sustained injuries. A 23-year-old Chicago passenger in his vehicle sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead. A 20-year-old California woman traveling Boswell’s vehicle was also hospitalized.
An ongoing investigation into the accident 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 Car Accidents in Illinois
People are killed and seriously injured daily in car accidents across Illinois. There were nearly 772 car accidents reported each day across the state in 2011 alone, according to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation. There were 835 deadly car accidents reported in Illinois that year, contributing to the deaths of 918 people. That is an average of two people being killed in Illinois car accidents each 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 Kmlltdlaw, 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 877-930-2551 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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