O’Fallon, IL (October 18, 2020) – A multi-vehicle accident in the O’Fallon area left one person dead on Thursday, October 15.
The deadly collision reportedly occurred near the intersection of Frank Scott Parkway and Cromwell Lane. Local law enforcement officials were called to the scene of the crash at around 8:54 p.m. According to local sources, a Mustang traveling eastbound on the highway collided head-on with a Ford Transit for unknown reasons.
A Nissan Murano then crashed into the rear of the Ford. The driver of the Mustang was transported to a nearby medical facility where they were later pronounced dead. The driver of the Ford was hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries.
No other injuries were reported. An ongoing investigation into the accident 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 Car Accidents in Illinois
Car crashes in Illinois can be incredibly daily, and people are killed and injured in serious collisions daily across the state. There were 835 deadly car accidents reported in the state in 2011, contributing to the deaths of 918 people. That year, an average of two people were killed daily in Illinois car accidents. There were nearly 12,000 people who suffered debilitating injuries in Illinois car crashes that year.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Illinois, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Illinois state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Illinois wrongful death attorney. Kent M. Lucaccioni, Ltd. will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience means we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at (312) 425-0401 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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