Chicago, IL (November 25, 2020) – On Tuesday, November 24, a Chicago man was killed after being involved in a collision on the Far South Side.
The crash reportedly occurred on Interstate 57 near 103rd Street. At around 1:15 a.m., a red 2010 Ford Edge rear-ended a 1997 Mercury Tracer, causing the Ford to overturn. The 81-year-old man driving the Tracer veered off the road and came to a stop in a grassy area. The driver was then treated for injuries by responding paramedics.
The driver of the Ford, 21-year-old Ronnie Williams, was ejected from his vehicle when it overturned. He suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information on the accident is currently available.
An ongoing investigation into the deadly accident is currently underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ronnie Williams at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Rear-End Accidents in Chicago
Driving can be incredibly dangerous, especially in a massive metropolitan city like Chicago. Each year, car crashes are the leading cause of death and serious injury for American residents. Rear-end collisions are the most commonly reported type of collision according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and are involved in nearly 29% of reported crashes. There are more than 1.7 million rear-end crashes reported annually, contributing to thousands of deaths across the United States.
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 312-386-7683 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Illinois car accident.
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