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Godfrey, IL – Woman Killed in Pileup Crash at Walmart on Godfrey Rd

Godfrey, IL (November 8, 2020) – A three-vehicle collision resulted in the death of a woman in Godfrey on Friday night, November 6.

The crash reportedly occurred at a Walmart located in the 6600 block of Godfrey Road. The cause of the crash has not been reported at this time. Emergency responders were called to the site of the crash to render aid to the injured parties. 

One woman involved in the crash reportedly suffered fatal injuries. There were other resulting injuries, but they are believed to be non-life-threatening. No further information on the accident is currently available. 

An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash 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 victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery. 

Deadly Car Accidents in Illinois 

Godfrey, IL - Woman Killed in Pileup Crash at Walmart on Godfrey Rdit by Train on Illinois Ave

People are killed and seriously injured daily in car accidents across Illinois. The Illinois Department of Transportation revealed that there were a total of 281,788 collisions reported statewide in 2011, with nearly 772 car accidents happening per day. That year, there were 832 deadly car accidents reported in the state, contributing to the deaths of 918 people. Tens of thousands of people are injured annually in Illinois car crashes. 

The grief and devastation of losing a loved one due to another’s negligence are nearly unbearable. Surviving family members often take on damages resulting from the accident, and they may be able to recover lost compensation by pursuing a wrongful death claim with the help of an experienced Illinois personal injury attorney. In an Illinois wrongful death claim, a representative of the decedent’s estate — usually a close family member — seeks damages from those at fault for the person’s death to obtain compensation for damages. 

At Kmlltdlaw.com, we understand the grief and pain that families experience when a family member is killed. While no amount of money can bring back a lost family member, an Illinois wrongful death lawsuit can help families address the financial difficulties associated with the accident. Our legal team is dedicated to making sure that each of our clients recovers the compensation they deserve after losing a loved one. Contact our offices today at 312-386-7683 to see what our Illinois wrongful death lawyers can do for you. 

Note: As a result of the secondary sources that were used to complete this post, the information included within has not been independently verified by our own staff and may include misinformation. If you read something that, to your knowledge, is incorrect, please contact us as soon as possible and we will correct the inaccuracy.

Disclaimer: As members of the local Chicago and broader Illinois community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. You should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation. The photographs depicted in these posts are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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